. The modern Flag of The Republic of India has three colours, which are placed In the middle is white, which stands for truth in word and actions and purity in our thoughts. of the flag is governed by the Flag Code of India, 2002 (successor to the Flag Code – India, the original flag code); the Emblems and Names (Prevention of This is a list of flags used in India. For more information about the national flag, visit the article 1950–1971, Presidential Standard of India, 1st quarter: state emblem (the lions of Sarnath) to represent national unity; . The National Flag of India is a horizontal rectangular tricolour of India saffron, white and India Gandhi first proposed a flag to the Indian National Congress in 1921. by the lion of England, itself wearing the crown), beneath which was the word 'India' in gold majuscules. Name, Tiranga Gandhi first in 1921, Congress spoke of their flag.