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Connaught Place Map

 

India Gate


 

India Gate is a monument to the dead soldiers martyred, located in downtown New Delhi. Standing at a height of 42 m, appears as a gateway to the heart of a crossroads. His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught laid the foundation stone of the Gateway of India in 1921. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the monument is dedicated to the country after 10 years, by the viceroy, then Irwin, Lord. He is presented as a tribute to the 70000 Indian soldiers killed 70 during the First World War, when fighting for the British Army. More than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers were killed in the north of the border in the Afghan war of 1919 have their name on the door of India New Delhi. After India gained independence, another memorial, Amar Jawan Jyoti was added to the existing structure. This memorial arch has an eternal flame burns day and night, as a sign of respect for the soldiers who gave their lives during the Indo-Pakistan war, which took place in December 1971.