Extinguished or merged? Here’s the true story of the Amar Jawan Jyoti

The Press Trust of India has reported that the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate will be extinguished after a span of 50 years but that is not the end, this flame will be merged later with flame at the National War Memorial.

Inaugurated in 1972, the Amar Jawan Jyoti was constructed in the memory of Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the 1971 Indo-Pak War or the Bangladesh liberation war. This war was won by India and this led to the creation of the state of Bangladesh.
In 1972, this memorial was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.


This flame stands extinguished as of 22 January 2022 afternoon and will be later merged with the National War Memorial that stands at about 400 meters away on the other side of the India gate.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on February 25, 2019, inaugurated the National War Memorial, where names of 25,942 soldiers have been inscribed in golden letters on granite tablets.

There have been many reports that it is extinguished and is a mark of shame but that is not true as it will be reignited and added with the national war memorial.