India has categorically dismissed the claims of Pakistan that, hidden cameras for spying have been mounted atop the 355-foot-high Tricolor at the Attari-Wagah border.
India recently erected a 110 meter high flag at the Attari Border, which is visible from Lahore.
India has said that only a beacon light had been installed on the flag pole as per laid down procedures.
Pakistan Rangers had also raised objections on the BSF move to hoist the flag in less than 150 yards of the International Boundary (IB), violating international norms, which do not allow any construction activity within 150 yards on either side.
Pakistan Rangers have asked India to move the flag at a further distance so it is no longer visible from Lahore.
In their flag meeting with the BSF, the Rangers demanded that the flag be shifted and cautioned that they will also put up a flag of similar dimensions if the Indian flag was not removed.
A senior Home Ministry official said, “The flag has been hoisted on our land. In addition to the flag, there is a stadium constructed to witness the daily retreat ceremony and Integrated Check Post. Both are in existence on either side within the radius of 200 meter from the border.”
The Tricolour, according to officials, is 120-foot long and 80-foot wide. The weight of the flag pole is 55 tonnes. The entire project cost the government Rs 3.5 crore.