PM lays wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti
India's 64th Republic Day celebrations began with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to the unknown soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti. He laid a wreath and observed a two minute silence in honour of the fallen heroes. All three service chiefs also paid homage at the war memorial. The PM later received President Pranab Mukherjee and Guest of Honour, King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Wangchuk, at the saluting dais. The President unfurled the Tricolour at Rajpath.