PM Modi pays tribute to the brave hearts at the National War Memorial


On the occasion of the 71st Republic Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the brave-hearts by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial instead of the Amar Jawan.


The 90-minute long Republic Day parade ceremony commenced with PM Modi visiting the National War Memorial near India Gate.


In a bid to commemorate soldiers who laid down their lives for the country post-independence, the National War memorial was inaugurated last year in February. 


India Gate was built in the memory of soldiers who fought for the British in World War I. 


Corps of Army Air Defence marched for the first time in the Republic Day parade contingent, followed by the Combined Band of Bengal Engineers Group and Centre, Brigade of Guards Training Centre, 3 Electronics and Mechanical Engineers Centre and Madras Regimental Centre.


Prime Minister Modi, on behalf of the entire nation paid solemn tributes to the martyrs of alll the armed forces by laying a wreath.