as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers killed in
World War I, India Gate was
designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931.
on Rajpath, the road which leads to the magnificent
Rashtrapati Bhawan, the gate is 160 feet high with an arch of 138
feet. Built from sandstone, the arch also houses the Eternal Flame,
a gesture in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives
in the 1971 war with Pakistan.