India Gate unveiled on 12th February 1931 was the work of Imperial War Graves Commission and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Construction of India Gate started in 1921. Also known as the All India War Memorial, the secular structure stands tall at 42 meters in New Delhi, India. Built as a war memorial to 82000 soldiers who lost their lives during World War 1 and the third Anglo-Afghan war, names of around 13500 soldiers are inscribed on the gate walls. Although India Gate is a war memorial, it was designed like a triumphal arc and is often compared to the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.