The nation celebrated the 71st Republic Day today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Amar Jawan Jyoti and laid a floral wreath at the National War Memorial.
Prime minister took to Twitter to convey his greetings: Wishing everyone a happy Republic Day. Greetings to all Indians on this occasion. Jai Hind!"
The Presidential unfurling of tricolour is accompanied with National Anthem being played with a 21-gun salute.
Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro is the chief guest this year who along with the Prime Minister will watch a stunning display of India's rich diversity. Twenty-two tableaux will roll down the Rajpath. While 16 of them are from States and Union Territories, remaining six are from various ministries.
A day earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind, on Saturday, invoked Mahatma Gandhi's message of truth and non-violence and urged the people, especially the youth, to follow non-violence while expressing concern over a cause and stick to constitutional methods of achieving social and economic objectives.
Here are the live updates:
Delhi: 5 Jaguar Deep penetration strike aircraft, in ‘Arrowhead’ formation fly past at a speed of 780 kmph.
Delhi: Wing Commander SK Chauhan leads the 'Vic' formation, comprising three Dornier aircraft.
-Delhi: 5 Apache helicopters flying in, the formation is led by Group Captain Mannarath Shylu VM, Commanding Officer 125 Helicopter Squadron
Delhi: Asst Sub Inspector Sujata Goswami with five of her teammates speeds down the Rajpath displaying their daring formation, “All Round Defence”.
Delhi: 21 women on five motorcycles make a human pyramid.
Delhi: Inspector Seema Nag, salutes standing on top of a moving motorcycle.
Delhi: Recipients of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puruskar 2020, participate in Republic Day parade.
Delhi: The tableau of Jammu and Kashmir being showcased at the #RepublicDay parade. Jammu and Kashmir government’s ‘Back to Village’ program is the theme of the union territory's tableau, this year.
of Karnataka being displayed at the Republic Day parade.
Delhi: Telangana tableaux depicts Bathukamma, a floral festival of the state and tableaux of Assam depicts bamboo and cane crafts from the state.
Delhi: Tableaux of different states have begun at the Republic Day parade.
-Delhi: Lieutenant Vivek Vijay More, of 140 Air Defence Regiment, leads the Air Defence Tactical Control Radar being showcased at the parade at Rajpath.
Delhi: The Camel Contingent of Border Security Force under the command of Deputy Commandant Ghanshyam Singh.
Delhi: Indo-Tibetan Border Police marching contingent force led by Assistant Commandant Amit Yadav marching down the Rajpath on Republic Day
Delhi: The Indian Navy showcases its assets like Boeing P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft and the Kolkata Class Destroyer and the Kalvari Class submarine. The indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant under construction at the Cochin Shipyard.
Delhi: The marching contingent of the Corps of Signals is led by Captain Tanya Shergil, a fourth generation Army Officer.
Delhi: Sikh Light Infantry Regiment is led by Major Anjum Gorka of 6th Battalion of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment.
Delhi: Advanced Light Helicopters- Weapon System Integrated Rudra and 2 Advanced Light Helicopters, Dhruv of Army Aviation in ‘Diamond’
Delhi: President of India Ram Nath Kovind unfurls the national flag on 71st Republic Day, at Rajpath.
Delhi: The 21 Gun Salute is presented by 2233 Field Battery under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C Sandeep.
Delhi: President of India Ram Nath Kovind accompanied by President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, arrive at Rajpath.
-Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Rajpath where Republic Day parade will begin shortly.
Delhi: President of India Ram Nath and President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, the chief guest for this year's Republic Day, to shortly arrive at Rajpath.
Delhi: PM Modi leads the nation in paying tributes to the fallen soldiers, by laying a wreath at National War Memorial.
Delhi: Prime Modi arrives at National War Memorial at India Gate. The PM is received by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the first ever Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, Air Force Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhaduria.
Maharashtra: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari hoists the national flag at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, on Republic Day.
-Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hoists the tricolour at his residence.
-Delhi: Crowds in large numbers have arrived at Rajpath to witness the 71st Republic Day parade.
Take a minute to remember freedom fighters: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked people to remember the freedom fighters who played a crucial role in India's Independence. "Today on 71st Republic Day, let's take a minute to thank all who fought for our freedom and shaped our country to be a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic with the adoption of the Constitution," the Chief Minister tweeted. "Let us pledge to uphold and safeguard these values of our great nation," he added.
Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hoists the national flag at his residence.
-Delhi: BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda hoists the tricolour at party headquarters on Republic Day
-Ladakh: ITBP personnel with the tricolour celebrating Republic Day at 17,000 feet today. The temperature in Ladakh at present is minus 20 degrees Celsius.
-Mumbai: Sanjeev Mittal, General Manager of Central Railway unfurls the national flag at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus on Republic Day India
-Chennai: Republic Day parade underway at Kamarajar Road off Marina Beach
Delhi: The tricolour unfurled at Shaheen Bagh, on Republic Day today.
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