PM Modi pays tribute to fallen soldiers at National War Memorial on Republic Day 

WION Web Team New Delhi Jan 26, 2020, 10.06 AM(IST)

Prime Minister Modi pays homage to the fallen soldiers.   Photograph:( ANI )

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The NWM, which was inaugurated in February last year by PM Modi, has been built in memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives for the country post-independence.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to the fallen soldiers by laying a wreath at the newly-built National War Memorial (NWM) at India Gate in the capital ahead of the 71st Republic Day celebrations.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the first-ever Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, Air Force Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhaduria received the prime minister at the war memorial. 

The NWM was inaugurated in February last year by PM Modi. The memorial was built in memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives for the country post-independence.

After the Prime Minister laid the wreath, the Guard Commander gave Salami Shastra.Modi also wrote his message in the visitor`s book at the War Memorial.

The Prime Minister and other dignitaries are now heading towards the saluting dais at the Rajpath, where he will be received for the Republic Day celebration. 

(With inputs from ANI)