Republic Day: PM Modi pays homage at National War Memorial
New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to India's fallen soldiers at the National War Memorial here.
The National Flag was unfurled followed by the national anthem with a booming 21-gun salute.
Later, Modi penned down his thoughts in the war memorial's visitor book.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Both the leaders were joined by Chief of Defence Staff — General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff — General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Naval Staff — Admiral Karambir Singh at the site.
This is an annual tradition post which the Republic Day Parade commences with President Ram Nath Kovind taking the salute.
Before 2020, India Gate was the chosen site for this tradition.
The Republic Day parade this year remained lack-lustre with around 25,000 guests and no foreign visitor as the chief guest amid Covid-19.