A replica of ‘India Gate, New Delhi’ at infantry circle, Mall Road in local cantonment area has become a centre of attraction for visitors.
Conceptualised by major general Vijay Pingle, general officer commanding, golden arrow division; infantry division has established the replica.
Despite being a miniature, the replica has managed to enhance the beauty of Mall Road.
Mall Road has three circles dedicated to artillery, cavalry and infantry regiments of Indian Army, respectively.
Local Army authorities have been maintaining three kilometre stretch of this road.
The infantry division, on the lines of India Gate (New Delhi), with insignias of infantry regiments, has dedicated a roundabout to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives while guarding the nation.
“India Gate has always been an inspiring source for us; and it’s a wonderful experience to have a glimpse of the monument’s replica in our border town,” said Javed Akhtar, a regular visitor of Mall Road.
Mall Road has a number of historical memorials dedicated to the martyrs of VI KEO cavalry (from World War I).
It also has a war memorial dedicated to the 20th Duke Cambridge’s infantry (also known as Brown Low’s Punjabis) and two red stone monuments engraved with names of martyrs of 19th, 22nd and 24th battalion of Punjab regiment (from World War I).