74th Independence Day: PM Narendra Modi unfurls tricolor at Red Fort - In pics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the National Flag at the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 74th Independence Day today. The PM was assisted by Major Shweta Pandey in unfurling the National Flag. On his arrival at 7:18 am in front of the Lahore Gate of Red Fort, Prime Minister Modi was received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar.

Aug 15, 2020, 07:56 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the National Flag at the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 74th Independence Day today. The PM was assisted by Major Shweta Pandey in unfurling the National Flag.

On his arrival at 7:18 am in front of the Lahore Gate of Red Fort, Prime Minister Modi was received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar.

The Defence Secretary introduced the General Officer Commanding (GoC), Delhi Area, Lieutenant General Vijay Kumar Mishra to the Prime Minister. The GoC Delhi Area then conducted the Prime Minister to the Saluting Base where combined Inter-Services and Police Guards presented general salute to PM Modi. Thereafter, the Prime Minister inspected the Guard of Honour.

The Guard of Honour contingent for the Prime Minister consisted of one officer and 24 men each from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Delhi Police. The Guard of Honour was positioned directly in front of the national flag across the moat below the ramparts. This year, Army being the coordinating Service, the Guard of Honour was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Gaurav S Yewalkar. 

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PM Narendra Modi unfurls the Tricolour flag at the ramparts of Red Fort, pays tribute to freedom fighters

PM Narendra Modi unfurls the Tricolour flag at the ramparts of Red Fort, pays tribute to freedom fighters

PM Narendra Modi unfurls the Tricolour flag at the ramparts of Red Fort, on the occasion of 74th Independence Day in Delhi. (Image courtesy: twitter/BJP)

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PM Narendra Modi unfurls the Tricolour flag at the ramparts of Red Fort

PM Narendra Modi unfurls the Tricolour flag at the ramparts of Red Fort

PM Narendra Modi unfurls the Tricolour flag at the ramparts of Red Fort, on the occasion of 74th Independence Day in Delhi.  (Image courtesy: twitter/BJP)

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PM Narendra Modi addresses nation from the ramparts of Red Fort

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation from the ramparts of Red Fort

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation from the ramparts of Red Fort, on the occasion of 74th Independence Day in Delhi.

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PM Narendra Modi arrived at Red Fort to host national flag on the occasion of 74th Independence Day in Delhi.

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PM Narendra Modi addresses nation from the ramparts of Red Fort

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation from the ramparts of Red Fort

PM Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort, on the occasion of 74th Independence Day in Delhi.

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