New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to the soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti ahead of the Republic Day parade.
Accompanying him are the three service chiefs — army, navy and air force — and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
After the PM lays a wreath, the buglers sound the Last Post’ and a 2 minute silence is observed at the Amar Jawan Jyoti.
The Eternal flame at Amar Jawan Jyoti honours every unknown soldier who sacrificed his life in wars. It was erected in December, 1971, inaugurated by PM Indira Gandhi in 1979