The All-India War Memorial
Amar Jawan Jyoti
Photograph © Medha Malik Kudaisya -- may be used without prior permission for any educational or scholarly purpose.
A closer view of the Amar Jawan Jyoti. This structure was placed here in 1971 after the India-Pakistan War of 1971 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to the soldiers who had died in the war. This black marble structure has four fires perpetually lit at its four corners. The rifle atop the structure is capped by the army hat (used during World War II). The annual Republic Day parade which takes place on the Central Vista commences with the Prime Minister laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti.
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