An inspirational video accessed by Republic shows the Himveers of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) hoist the National Flag in the Himalayas as they braved through unimaginable temperatures. The temperature in the video is estimated to be a minimum of minus 30 degrees at 18,000 feet.
India observes her 69th Republic Day on Friday, Jan 26. On this day in 1950, just over two years after winning Independence from the British, the Constitution of India had come into effect, thereby making India's a democratic form of government, and replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.
For the first time in history, leaders of 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries - Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei will grace the Republic Day parade as chief guests in the national capital.