The iconic rifle and the soldier's war helmet, which were part of the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate, were moved to the National War Memorial.
The Governor paid tributes to the martyrs and laid a wreath as a mark of respect for the brave war heroes who laid their lives in service of the nation.
The event was also graced by the newly appointed Vikas Kumar, Managing Director of DMRC.
The vice chiefs of the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force will also lay wreaths at the NWM.
As a player, I know how it feels to make the nation proud. But the pride our soldiers bring is far, far more, Batra tweeted, sharing a video of her visit to the memorial.
Gehlot said the move of extinguishing the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate and merging the two is "beyond everyone's comprehension".
Former Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter and requested him to rescind the decision.
Attacking the government, Gandhi said some people cannot understand patriotism and sacrifice, and added that the Congress will light the Amar Jawan Jyoti once again.
The iconic Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate will be extinguished forever on Friday as it will be merged with the flame burning at the National War Memorial.
The Amar Jawan Jyoti will be merged with the eternal flame at the National War Memorial on January 21 with an appropriate military ceremony
The number of seats will be majorly curtailed, to 5,000-8000, from 25,000 of last year.
The Army Day is celebrated every year in recognition of Lt Gen KM Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army on this day in 1949.
About 1,670 men and women from Tamil Nadu served India's armed forces during the liberation of Bangladesh.
Singh described the monument as an example of the determination and indomitable courage displayed by the Indian Army.
This will be the second Memorial after the Galwan War Memorial in Chushul of Eastern Ladakh.