Grand Army Plaza: India’s military triumph

India’s grand army plaza in Delhi is no stranger to controversy.

It was a site of bloody clashes between Indian security forces and demonstrators, as well as riots and clashes with paramilitary groups that left at least 70 people dead.

In an attempt to avoid controversy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a “grand army” of a series of “flags” at the site, the first of which he had placed at a rally in February.

It is meant to symbolise the pride of India’s soldiers, the army and the country’s army culture.

But some have called it a “Trojan Horse” for the military, as it is the symbol of the country.

The Indian Army is not the only Indian army unit to get a new flag.

The Defence Ministry has been developing a new one as well.

The new flag has the image of a soldier standing on a pole.

This has led to some questions.

The Prime Minister has claimed it is an attempt by the military to “show strength” and “provide security”.

But some say it is a military-inspired move, which may not be fair to all soldiers. 

The flag, which was unveiled on May 1, is part of the army’s new national flag. 

In the new flag, the red star has been replaced by a blue cross, which signifies “the service of the Republic of India”.

“The flag has been designed to promote India’s unity and to show India’s determination to achieve its strategic goals,” the army said in a statement. 

“The national flag of the armed forces will be the symbol for all Indians.

The red star of the national flag has always been the symbol, and the new national emblem, the blue cross symbolises the service of India.”

The new flag will be flown at the grand army headquarters, known as the “Grand Army Plaza”, at the foot of the Capitol, as a symbol of India and its people, the Army said. 

As India prepares for its first Independence Day celebrations, the Prime Minister and Defence Minister have made clear that the military will continue to operate in the country, even though the Indian Parliament has declared independence from India.

“The Government is committed to ensuring security in the national capital and has taken steps to ensure the safety of soldiers in the capital,” the statement said.

“Our armed forces are the only force capable of protecting India’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, security and democratic principles.

The government is committed, under all circumstances, to maintaining peace and tranquillity in the state of Delhi and ensuring the security of its citizens,” it added. 

While the army has taken a hard line on Kashmir and Kashmiri separatists, the new flags have attracted controversy, especially when it comes to the “Troja” – the name given to the Indian forces deployed in Kashmir.

The name was coined in 2012 by the Indian Army, which is a paramilitary organisation, to signify soldiers of the Indian Special Forces (ISAF).

The name is a reference to the country of the same name, which, as the name suggests, is based on the Hindu goddess Kali, who was a warrior goddess.

The new “Troje” flag is a departure from the past.

The military has traditionally used a white flag with an Indian flag on top.

However, the Indian flag has since been replaced with the blue flag, while the Indian national anthem has also been replaced. 

At the time of the formation of the ISAF in 1962, the ISA flag had a blue star, which had been added to it by then Indian President Jawaharlal Nehru.

It later changed to a red star, as part of a move to create unity.

“When I was young, we used to have a uniform on the ground and we used the uniform to differentiate ourselves.

Now, we have the uniform and a blue flag,” a soldier told The Indian Express.”

It is a mistake that the flag is now so similar to the national anthem.

It does not reflect our culture,” another soldier added.

In a letter to the Prime Ministry, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said the new colours had been “a mistake on the part of government”.

“Our soldiers are very patriotic, and we will never forget the sacrifice they made to defend the country,” he said.

“The flag was changed because it was considered to be too similar to a national anthem,” he added.

“We want to ensure that this issue is not repeated.”

India has been a staunch supporter of the United Nations and the United States, with the latter hosting the 2019 General Assembly. 

However, many in India believe the United Nation is being used to promote a nationalist agenda. 

Prime Minister Modi has called the UN a “toxic organisation” that is “failing India”. 

According to The Times of India, Modi also said the United Kingdom is “one of the greatest organisations that has ever existed”.

The UN, which has been criticised for failing to act

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