Prime Minister Narendra Modi has began a brand new custom, breaking the 48-year-old custom on this Republic Day. To salute the martyrdom of PM warriors, Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate didn’t go, however went to the newly constructed National War Memorial subsequent to the martyr and paid tribute to the martyrs. He was obtained by the chiefs of the three armies in addition to the nation's first CDS on the event.
Amar Jawan Jyoti was ready at India Gate in 1972 to commemorate the martyrs of the Indo-Pak battle of 1971. The chiefs of the three armies used to pay tribute to the most important events of nationwide significance – Independence Day, Republic Day on the Amar Jawan Jyoti. <! –
This time for the primary time CDS are additionally taking part within the Republic Day celebrations.
Former Army Chief General Bipin Rawat took over the CDS on 1 January. Army Chief General MM Narwane, Air Force Chief RK Se Bhadoria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh have held the highest posts of the Army final 12 months.
Spread over 44 acres, the War Memorial is made up of 4 circles – the Amar Chakra, the Bravery Chakra, the Tyagna Chakra and the Rakshak Chakra. The names of 25,942 jawans are written in gold letters on granite tablets. The PM had devoted the nation's 44-acre War Memorial on February 25 final 12 months.