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India Gate was built as a memorial to the soldiers of_____.
1. Bangladesh War
2. World War II 
3. World War I
4. Indo-Pak War 1965

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : World War I

The correct answer is World War I.

  • India Gate was built as a memorial to the soldiers of World War I. It is the world's largest war memorial which was built in the 21st century.
  • The foundation stone of India's largest war graves and memorial to soldiers killed in the First World War was laid down on 10 February 1921 by the Duke of Connaught.
  • Sir Edwin Lutyens was the chief designer. It was inaugurated on February 12, 1931, by Viceroy Lord Irwin.
  • It has the names of Indian soldiers inscribed on its walls, who gave up their lives in the Afghan Wars and World War I.
  • Amar Jawan Jyoti was added as another memorial, which burns day and night under the arch in the memory of soldiers who laid down their lives in the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971.
  • The structure is inspired by the 18th century Mahabalipuram pavilion and had a statue of King George V until 1947.

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