India Gate

All India War Memorial


The war memorial is located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the "ceremonial axis" of New Delhi. It stands as a memorial to 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in between 1914 and 1921 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. 13,300 servicemen's names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate. India Gate is counted amongst the largest war memorials in India and every Republic Day, the Prime Minister visits the gate to pay their tributes to the Amar Jawan Jyoti, following which the Republic Day parade starts. Today, the India Gate is often a location for civil society protests.

Designed, 1921
Inaugurated, 1931
Addition, 1972

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