Here are 5 points on the Amar Jawan Jyoti controversy
The India Gate was built by the British in memory of the British Indian Army soldiers who lost their lives between 1914-1921.
The Amar Jawan Jyoti or eternal flame was added to the India Gate in the 1970s after India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.
On Republic Day and Independence Day, Prime Ministers traditionally paid tribute at the Amar Jawan Jyoti. In 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did so at the National War Memorial
The National War Memorial was built around 400 metres from India Gate and was inaugurated in 2019. Most military ceremonial events have been moved from the India Gate memorial to the National War Memorial.
The National War Memorial has 25,942 names of soldiers who died in different operations from the 1947-48 war with Pakistan to the Galwan valley clash with Chinese troops.