The prime minister was accompanied by Defense 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. (UNI)