The flag was 225 feet long and 150 feet wide. It was unveiled by the Battle Ax Division GC, Major General Yogendra Singh Paul.
74th Army Day: Jaisalmer displays the largest Khadi national flag in the world
A whopping 4,500 meters of hand-spun and woven Khadi cotton banners were used to make the flag which covers a total area of 33,750 square feet. The Ashok Chakra in the flag is 30 feet in diameter. It weighs about 1400 kg. Manufactured by Khadi Dyers and Printers, the flag is a “worthy tribute to Indian heritage” as it is made from 100% Khadi material, the military said in an official statement.
The hoisting of the flag commemorated the 75th year of India’s independence celebrated as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
Defense Spokesman Lt. Col. Amitabh Sharma said: “On Army Day, 15 January 22, Southern Command unveiled a monumental national flag measuring 225 by 150 feet at Jaisalmer military station.
The military said the flag showcases “the pride and aspiration of the people of our country for the purpose of uniting all citizens in support of the glory and spirit of nationalism.”
On the occasion, Jaisalmer Air Force Station Commander, AS Group Captain Pannu, Ex-Maharawal Chaitanya Raj Singh of Jaisalmer, Former Royal Family member Vikram Singh Nachna , senior army officers and generals were present.