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The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is getting ready to raise the 418-foot-tall national flag on the Attari border, which might lead to an escalating flag war with Pakistan.

According to an NHAI spokesperson, the organisation hired a contractor after the project's tendering process after receiving approval from the federal and state governments.

At a cost of Rs. 3.5 crore, the current 360-foot-high flag was installed in March 2017. Pakistan raised a 400-foot-tall flag next to the Wagah checkpoint on the opposite side in August of that year as a tit-for-tat response. Comparing the new Tricolour to the Pakistani flag, it will be 18 feet long.

"The contract has been accepted, and the installation of the flag will likely start in 15 to 20 days. Although the exact location has not yet been chosen, Border Security Force (BSF) officials have suggested that it should be closer to the joint check post's spectator gallery (JCP). Due to the height of the gallery's building, the Indian flag is now not clearly visible to those attending the Beating Retreat ritual, according to the NHAI spokesman.