Pakistan is all set to hoist the 400-ft tallest national flag on August 14, on the occasion of 70th Independence Day of the country, at Wagah border.
But Indians are sceptical of the Pakistani flag, calling it another attempt of spying on India. It is to be noted that in past, Indians made fun of themselves by declaring a pigeon as a Pakistani spy on Indian soil. Indians fear that Pakistan may install some high-resolution security cameras on the flagpole which they think is a security threat to India.
India hoisted its national flag at 360 feet height in March but strong winds tore up the flag. Work on hoisting the Pakistan’s national flag is in full swing at Wagah border.
Courtesy: ANI News
Within a few days of its inauguration, strong winds tore the Indian national flag. Since then it has been replaced five times after being damaged. The local authorities of Indian government have finally decided to take down the flag and seek experts’ advice before hoisting it again, reported The Times of India.
Meanwhile, according to the Pakistani media reports, 120 feet wide national flag would be hoisted on a 400 feet flagpole. If hoisted successfully, the Pakistani national flag will be the eighth tallest flag in the world.
Senior Indian security officials said they would feel embarrassed if Pakistan hoists its flag and there is no flag in comparison on the Indian soil.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the tallest unsupported flagpole has been erected by the Jeddah municipality and Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives in Saudi Arabia. The 561 feet high flag was hoisted on September 23, 2014.