Special Correspondent, New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has prepared a fabric of advanced technology for the tricolor flag to last and flutter in all weathers. The institute’s startup SWATRIC () has prepared many fabric structures for the national flag by preparing it with many advanced techniques. Researchers in the lab have found that there is a 100% improvement in the strength of the fabric. Last year SWATRIC and (FFI) partnered to create the best fabric design for the national flag. A design that suits the different climatic and geographical conditions of India. Now this startup and FFI of IIT Delhi have prepared two prototypes of the flag from this new fabric. One flag has been planted in Delhi and the other in Ladakh. Bipin Kumar, Mentor of SWATRIC and Professor, Department of Textile and Fiber Engineering, IIT, says that our aim is that the fabric of the flag should last even in extreme weather conditions and it should not be too heavy. Next month we will be sending 10 different prototypes to different areas across the country. Our research is currently in the prototype stage. So how durable it will be, it will be known completely in a few months. IIT Delhi is also going to put up a national flag on its campus by March. Alumni of IIT Delhi, Founder of FII and Naveen Jindal of Jindal Steel & Power Limited have come forward for this project. Professor V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, “Our faculty is in talks with FFI on many aspects regarding the national flag]so that the standard material can be made and many field trials are also going on for it. The initial results are encouraging.