India Gate

Designed by Edwin Lutyens as part of the plans for New Delhi, India Gate originally commemorated the more than 70,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British Empire in World War I.

Since then it has become a national war memorial to commemorate the deaths of armed service men and women in other conflicts, including the thousands of British and Indian soldiers who died on the Northwest Frontier and in the Afghan Wars and the Indian troops who lost their lives in the numerous conflicts with Pakistan post-independence:

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

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6 Responses to “India Gate”

  1. Bella Remy Photography

    Such a cool gate Mark and you’ve captured it so well. Am I to assume then that you’re traveling in India? When I first saw this, I thought of the Arc de Triomphe.

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