Republic Day 2020 LIVE Updates: Parade Displays Indian Forces' Prowess, States' Pride

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India celebrates its 71st Republic Day at Delhi's Rajpath. President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi will be celebrating the occasion along with chief guest, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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India celebrates its 71st Republic Day at Delhi's Rajpath. President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi will be celebrating the occasion along with chief guest, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
Parade concludes with flying tricolour balloons
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Trishul formation by SU-30 MKI aircrafts
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Arrowhead formation
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The most awaited tri-formation:
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Contingent of women bikers of CRPF led by Inspector Seema Nag
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Tableau of NDRF, Dept. of promotion of Industry and Internal trade
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Jal Shakti Ministry tableau
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Uttar Pradesh, J&K, Karnataka and Punjab tableau
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Meghalaya, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh tableau
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Odisha, Goa and MP tableau
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Telangana, Assam, Himachal pradesh tableau roll down Rajpath
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Chhatisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan tableau roll down Rajpath
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NSS marches on Rajpath
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Camel band and NCC cadets march
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CISF contigent marches
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Coastguard and CRPF contigent
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DRDO's Mission Shakti on display
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Airforce band and tableau
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Navy band and tableau
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Army bands and contigent march
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Parade march visuals
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India's air defence system
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Sarvatra brigade on display
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India's cavalry in parade
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Helicopters shower petals
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Flag hoisted at Rajpath
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PM Modi greets President Kovind and Pres. Bolsanaro
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PM Modi greets Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu
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PM Modi arrives at Rajpath
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President Ram Nath Kovind and President Bolsonaro leave for R-day celebrations
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R-Day celebrations at Kerala
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PM Modi signs register at War Memorial
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Three Army chiefs present at War memorial
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PM Modi pays tribute to war heroes
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PM Modi arrives at National War Memorial
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CM Uddhav Thackeray hoists tricolour at Matoshree
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 09:08

 

Celebrations broadcast from Rajpath begins
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 09:06

 

Defence Minister hoists national flag
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 09:03

 

BSF ready for R-Day celebrations
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 08:58

 

Odisha celebrates R-Day
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 08:57

 

Wagah border gears up for R-Day
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 08:55

 

Republic Day parade at Naval Dockyard, Kochi
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 08:54

 

Celebrations at BJP HQ in Delhi
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 08:53

 

Mumbai's CST celebrates R-Day
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 08:51

 

Celebrations from Tamil nadu
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Indian Army gear up for Republic Day
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 08:47

 

Chinar corps hoist tricour at snowclad Kashmir
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Tricolur unfurled at Delhi's Shaheen bagh
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IIT-Bombay's tricolour march
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Pune's R-Day celebrations
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 08:42

 

Republic Day celebrations
1 month ago | January 26, 2020 08:40

The 71st Republic Day celebrations are set to begin shortly in Delhi. The entire national capital has been put under a multi-layered, ground-to-air security cover with thousands of armed personnel keeping a tight vigil over it, including the celebration venue Rajpath.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be celebrating the occasion along with chief guest, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and other dignitaries, besides thousands of citizens at Rajpath. Over ten thousand security personnel have been deployed to keep vigil over the Republic Day celebrations on Sunday, said officials.

This year's Republic day parade will witness 22 tableaux — six by central ministries and departments and 16 by states and Union Territories, out of the 56 proposals received. The states shortlisted are: Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh.

Prior to the 90-minute Republic Day ceremony, PM Modi will visit the  National War Memorial which houses the names of soldiers who laid down their lives for the country post-independence and was inaugurated in February 2019. Notably, this is for the first time that the prime minister would pay homage to martyrs at the National War Memorial instead of Amar Jawan Jyoti. After paying tributes to the martyrs, PM Modi and others would head to the Rajpath for the celebrations.

The National Flag will be unfurled followed by the National Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute. During the celebration at Rajpath, India's military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress will be displayed during the 71st Republic Day celebrations. For the first time, a contingent of women bikers of CRPF will perform daredevil stunts. The Dhanush artillery will also be displayed for the first time during the Republic Day parade.

(With PTI inputs)

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