Republic Day India 2018 Highlights: India-ASEAN Bond At Show At Dazzling Republic Day Parade

Republic Day Celebrations: Nearly 60,000 security personnel drawn from the Delhi Police and central security forces were deployed in Central Delhi. Snipers were stationed on top of high-rise buildings while scores of CCTV cameras kept a tight vigil on people's movements on the parade route.

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Republic Day India 2018 Highlights: India-ASEAN Bond At Show At Dazzling Republic Day Parade

BSF women Bikers performed a variety of stunts during the 69th Republic Day Parade. (PTI)

New Delhi:  As India celebrates its 69th Republic Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN as guests of honour at the ceremonial parade being held at Rajpath. The parade was presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The Republic Day parade began at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate where PM Modi paid homage to the soldiers who died in the line of duty. The National Anthem was played with a 21-gun salute after the unfurling of the tricolour. India's military might was on full display during the annual celebrations.

The national capital was wrapped in a thick security blanket to ensure peaceful celebrations. Special teams, anti-aircraft guns and snipers were deployed to keep a vigil on the eight-km parade route from Rajpath to Red Fort. Hundreds of CCTV cameras as well as drones are watching people's movements along the parade route. Nearly 60,000 security personnel from the Delhi Police and central security forces have been deployed in Central Delhi.


Here are the updates of the 69th Republic Day celebrations:


Jan 26, 2018
23:25 (IST)
The Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and excitement in Himachal Pradesh as people notwithstanding extreme cold conditions participated in large numbers in functions across the state, news agency PTI reported. Governor Acharya Devvrat unfurled the tricolor at the historic Ridge Ground here at a state-level function and took the salute of contingents of the Indian Army, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), SSB and state police. Capt. Deepak Math Pal from 22 Rajput Rifles commanded the parade. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Education minister Suresh Bharadwaj, legislators and officials attended the event in the state capital.

Jan 26, 2018
23:23 (IST)
 Around 30,000 people today thronged the M A M stadium in Jammu for the 69th Republic Day celebrations where the Jammu and Kashmir police's daredevil team left the spectators spellbound, as contingents from various armed forces and government departments also showcased their might. Governor N N Vohra hoisted the tricolour at the state- level function at the Maulana Azad Stadium, attended by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Legislative Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta, Chief Justice of J-K High Court Justice Badar Durrez
Ahmed, among others, news agency PTI reported. 
Jan 26, 2018
21:57 (IST)
In Assam, the Republic Day celebrations were marred by three low-intensity explosions in Tinsukia district and an indefinite curfew at Maibong in Dima Hasao following a bandh call over the death of two people, who were injured in police firing yesterday, PTI reported.
Jan 26, 2018
21:54 (IST)
On the occasion of 69th Republic Day, the Ministry of Tourism today launched 'Bharat Parv' at the Red Fort in Delhi, news agency PTI reported. Rashmi Verma, secretary, tourism ministry, inaugurated the programme.  The event will be held from January 27 to January 31 between 12 noon to 10 pm for the general public for free. The ministry will display the Republic Day parade tableaux, performances by the armed forces bands (static as well as dynamic), multi-cuisine food court, crafts mela, cultural performances from different regions of the country and photo exhibition by the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), an official statement said.
Jan 26, 2018
21:37 (IST)
PM Modi also thanked other heads of states - Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, and Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay - for their wishes on India's 69th Republic Day on micro-blogging site Twitter. 
Jan 26, 2018
21:34 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
21:33 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
21:32 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
21:32 (IST)
Following the Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for strengthening the ties between two countries.
Jan 26, 2018
19:48 (IST)
AIADMK Boycotts Reception Hosted By Kiran Bedi In Puducherry

In Puducherry, opposition AIADMK lawmakers today boycotted the 'at home' reception hosted by Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi at the Raj Nivas on the occasion of the 69th Republic Day celebrations, protesting against her 'style of functioning', news agency PTI reported. 

The boycott by the four AIADMK legislator was announced earlier by party legislature leader A Anbalagan.
Jan 26, 2018
16:51 (IST)
Beating Retreat ceremony from Attari-Wagah border on the 69th Republic Day 

Jan 26, 2018
16:46 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
16:21 (IST)
After grand Republic Day parade, President Kovind hosts reception at 'home'. 
Jan 26, 2018
15:32 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
15:32 (IST)
Republic Day 2018: BSF's Women Bikers Make Jaw-Dropping Debut
An all-woman contingent of the Border Security Force or BSF dazzled spectators with their daring bike stunts during the 69th Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath. In one of the most-awaited acts of the day, the women constables created some stunning formations, such as "fish riding, side riding, faulaad, peacock and Saptarishi", that dropped jaws and drew cheers.
Jan 26, 2018
15:16 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
15:13 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
15:12 (IST)
Union ministers in the audience were seen standing and applauding displays from their ministries. Many were seen standing and cheering the float from PM Modi's home state Gujarat, which celebrated "a century of Sabarmati Ashram and Gandhi".

Jan 26, 2018
15:05 (IST)
India's highest peacetime military decoration Ashok Chakra was given to Indian Air Force Garud commando Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, who died fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir last year. The soldier's wife and mother received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind.

Jan 26, 2018
14:50 (IST)
An Army contingent marches across historical ridge on the occasion of 69th Republic Day in Shimla (PTI Image)

Jan 26, 2018
14:49 (IST)
Dazzling Air Display, Women Daredevils At India's 69th Republic Day Parade Watched By 10 World Leaders: 10 Facts
India celebrated its 69th Republic Day today with a record 10 heads of state, from ASEAN or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, watching the grand parade with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajpath, the ceremonial road in the heart of Delhi. The leaders, sporting crimson Indian scarves, sat on a 100-foot stage enclosed by bullet-proof glass, their presence demonstrating India's stress on upgrading its 'Look East' policy to 'Act East'. At the start of the ceremony, the Prime Minister, in a saffron, red and green safa or traditional headgear, paid homage to soldiers who died in the line of duty.
Jan 26, 2018
14:48 (IST)
Differently abled children perform during Republic Day celebrations at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal (PTI Image)

Jan 26, 2018
14:47 (IST)
People participate in a rally as a part of the 69th Republic Day celebrations in Guwahati (PTI Image)

Jan 26, 2018
14:46 (IST)
Not Row 1 or 4, Rahul Gandhi In Row 6 At R-Day Parade. Congress Furious
Congress president Rahul Gandhi watched the Republic Day parade today from the sixth row at Delhi's Rajpath, seated closer to the public than to union ministers and senior BJP leaders. Sources in the Congress say it is the first time since independence that the party's chief has not been assigned a seat in the front row.
Jan 26, 2018
14:45 (IST)
A CISF contingent marches past during the Republic Day celebrations as Governor Draupadi Murmu gives a salute in Ranchi (PTI Image)

Jan 26, 2018
14:44 (IST)
School children participate in 69th Republic Day celebrations in Lucknow (PTI)

Jan 26, 2018
14:36 (IST)
Republic Day celebrations in Rajasthan through a musical presentation showcasing the diverse Indian culture. 

Jan 26, 2018
13:21 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
13:12 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked ASEAN leaders for their presence at the 69th Republic Day celebrations. 
Jan 26, 2018
13:06 (IST)
PM Modi with ASEAN leaders at the 69th Republic Day celebrations in Rajpath
Jan 26, 2018
13:04 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
12:39 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
11:59 (IST)
Prime Minister walks down Rajpath to greet people on the 69th Republic Day 

Jan 26, 2018
11:56 (IST)
The idea of 113 BSF women's motercycle stunt was the brainchild of BSF Director General KK Sharma who wanted to replace men daredevils with women bikers, Deputy Inspector General Pushpendra Rathore said. Me Rathore is in charge of the team that has been camping in Delhi since December.
Jan 26, 2018
11:56 (IST)
The idea of 113 BSF women's motercycle stunt was the brainchild of BSF Director General KK Sharma who wanted to replace men daredevils with women bikers, Deputy Inspector General Pushpendra Rathore said. Me Rathore is in charge of the team that has been camping in Delhi since December.
Jan 26, 2018
11:46 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
11:45 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
11:45 (IST)
Republic Day 2018: Ashok Chakra Awarded To IAF Commando Jyoti Prakash Nirala Posthumously
President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Ashoka Chakra to Jyoti Prakash Nirala's mother and wife during the Republic Day celebrations.
Jan 26, 2018
11:43 (IST)
Sukhoi-30 of Indian Air Force execute the Trishul manoeuvre. 

Jan 26, 2018
11:42 (IST)
National anthem played with President Ram Nath saluting the national flag. 

Jan 26, 2018
11:40 (IST)
Five Jaguar deep penetration strike aircraft in 'Arrowhead' formation at the height of 300m and a speed of 780 km/hr

Jan 26, 2018
11:37 (IST)
PM Modi along with the ASEAN leaders look at the fly past presentation at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:32 (IST)
The group led by Sub-Inspector Stanzin Noryang, 28, from Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region, would be a first all-women contingent from any force to perform biking stunts at the annual event that displays a mix of India's military might and cultural prowess.

The women squad has been named Seema Bhavani or the border braves. "Like a Durga they guard our borders and that is why we have named them Seema Bavani," explains their instructor, Deputy Commandant Ramesh Chandra. 

Jan 26, 2018
11:32 (IST)
Fly past presented by the Indian Air Force at the 69th Republic Day parade.

Jan 26, 2018
11:31 (IST)
Lotus formation by the BSF bikers 


Jan 26, 2018
11:28 (IST)
The members of this special women bikers' squad have been specially chosen by BSF trainers and are aged between 25-30 years. They have been drawn from various combat ranks of the force. 

Jan 26, 2018
11:26 (IST)
113 women bikers in the BSF team at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:24 (IST)
Shikshit Bharat Sashakat Bharat - Educated India, Empowered India

Jan 26, 2018
11:21 (IST)
Sangrai Mog Dance performed by the North East Zone Culture Centre in Dimapur at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:21 (IST)
In a first, 10 ASEAN leaders join the Republic Day celebrations. A show of the tableau presented of the ASEAN trade and relationship at the 69th Republic Day Parade.    
Jan 26, 2018
11:18 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
11:16 (IST)
Baredi Folk dance from Madhya Pradesh, performed at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:16 (IST)
Baredi Folk dance from Madhya Pradesh, performed at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:14 (IST)
Performances by school students at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:13 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
11:10 (IST)
Children's Pagent: Bharat Ke Rang at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:09 (IST)
National Bravery Award winning children. 18 children, 7 girls and 11 boys were awarded. 

Jan 26, 2018
11:07 (IST)
Income Tax Department - Clean Money tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:06 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi present at the 69th Republic Day celebrations

Jan 26, 2018
11:05 (IST)
Indian Council of Agricultural research - Mishrit Kheti, Khushiyon ki Kheti tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:04 (IST)
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports - Khelo India tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:03 (IST)
Ministry of Tribal Affairs - Uchit Dam Hak Se Mang tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:02 (IST)
Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:01 (IST)
Gujarat - Century of Sabarmati Ashram tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
11:00 (IST)
Manipur - Khamba Thoibi tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:59 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh - Kye Monastery tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade


Jan 26, 2018
10:58 (IST)
Punjab - Sangat and Pangat tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:58 (IST)
Assam - Traditional masks of the Satras tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:57 (IST)
Kerala - Kettukazhcha tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:56 (IST)
Chhattisgarh - Ramgarh's Ancient Amphitheater tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:55 (IST)
Lakshadweep - Island of joy tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:54 (IST)
Maharashtra - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:53 (IST)
Jammu and Kashmir - Livelihood of Jammu and Kashmir tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:52 (IST)
Uttarakhand - Rural Tourism tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:51 (IST)
Tripura - Handicrafts tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:50 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh - Sanchi a key Buddhist centre 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:48 (IST)
Karnataka - Wild life tableau at the 69th Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:47 (IST)
The ASEAN - Culture and religion tableau at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:47 (IST)
The ASEAN - Education and Trade tableau at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:47 (IST)
The ASEAN - Education and Trade tableau at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:45 (IST)
AIR tableau or India's National Broadcaster at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:43 (IST)
Pipe and Drum band marching at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:42 (IST)
National Cadet Corps, Girls NCC Band at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:42 (IST)
National Cadet Corps, Boys NCC Band at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:42 (IST)
National Cadet Corps, Boys NCC Band at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:40 (IST)
Delhi Police band playing the 'Delhi Police' song at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:39 (IST)
Indo Tibetan Border Police marching to the tune Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara at the 69th Republic Day Parade


Jan 26, 2018
10:36 (IST)
Sashastra Seema Bal Band seen playing Sashastra Seema Bal Song 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:35 (IST)
BSF Camel Contingent of the BSF of 'Ships of the Desert' 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:32 (IST)
The Air Force tableau displayed at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018
10:30 (IST)
A long shot of the India gate as the 69th Republic Day parade underway. 



Jan 26, 2018
10:28 (IST)
Air Force band at the 69th Republic Day parade.

Jan 26, 2018
10:27 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
10:26 (IST)
The tableau of Armed force veterans at 69th Republic Day parade.

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Jan 26, 2018
10:23 (IST)
Long range anti-aircraft at the 69th Republic Day parade 

Jan 26, 2018
10:19 (IST)
President Ram Nath Kovind seen saluting the marching parade at 69th Republic Day parade 

Jan 26, 2018
10:17 (IST)
Akash surface to air missile displayed at the 69th Republic Day parade 




Jan 26, 2018
10:16 (IST)
The ASEAN flag carried along with individual flags of the 10 ASEAN nations at the 69th Republic Day parade 

Jan 26, 2018
10:13 (IST)
The 69th Republic Day parade begins with the display of T-90 tankers

Jan 26, 2018
10:12 (IST)
Ashoka Chakra awarded to Late Air Force Commando JP Nirala, who lost his life in Bandipora encounter. President Kovind presents award to JP Nirala's mother and wife. 

Jan 26, 2018
10:05 (IST)
"Squad Motivator" 47-Year-Old BSF Jawan To March At Rajpath For 18th Time
For 47-year-old BSF soldier Dara Singh marching on the Rajpath for a record 18th time today, it is just a small tribute to his namesake and the iconic wrestler. Mr Singh, who first put his foot on the historic road in the national capital on January 26, 1996, is addressed as "Chacha" and "Sir" by the greenhorn troopers of various marching contingents from the paramilitary and defence forces.
Jan 26, 2018
10:02 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets President Ram Nath Kovind as they get on stage ahead of the 69th Republic Day celebrations 

Jan 26, 2018
10:01 (IST)
PM Modi along with President Ram Nath Kovind and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitraraman on stage ahead of the 69th Republic Day parade. 

Jan 26, 2018
09:59 (IST)
Burmese politician and diplomat, Aung San Suu Kyi at the 69th Republic Day celebrations. 

Jan 26, 2018
09:56 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives ASEAN leaders at Rajpath as they join as chief guests for the 69th Republic Day Celebrations.

Jan 26, 2018
09:54 (IST)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh sent his greetings on the 69th Republic Day. 
Jan 26, 2018
09:52 (IST)
Republic Day 2018: The 10 ASEAN Leaders To Be Chief Guests This Year
In a first, the Republic Day parade in 2018 will be attended by 10 heads of state from ASEAN or Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a regional grouping of 10 Southeast Asian countries. In light of the presence of 10 chief guests at the Republic Day in Delhi, massive preparations have been made by 100-odd government agencies. Leaders from the 10 nations -- Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei -- will be present on a stage enclosed with a 100 feet wide bullet-proof glass. The chief guest at India's first Republic Day on January 26, 1950 was the President of Indonesia, and since then, five other Southeast Asian leaders have chief guests at the Republic Day parades.
Jan 26, 2018
09:50 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
09:47 (IST)
ASEAN leaders received at Rajpat by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they arrive for the Republic Day parade. In a first, leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations join as the chief guest for the parade. 

Jan 26, 2018
09:44 (IST)
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Chief Justice Dipak Misra among others present at Rajpat for the 69th Republic Day celebrations. 
Jan 26, 2018
09:42 (IST)
President Ram Nath Kovind arrives at Rajpat ahead of the Republic Day parade. 

Jan 26, 2018
09:41 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Rajpath ahead of the Republic Day parade. 

Jan 26, 2018
09:38 (IST)
Jan 26, 2018
09:33 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi accompanied by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, Chief of the Army Staff, the Chief of the Naval Staff and the Chief of the Air Staff.

Jan 26, 2018
09:28 (IST)
Ahead of the Republic Day parade 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate to soldiers who died in the line of duty.




Jan 26, 2018
09:22 (IST)
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj sent greetings on the 69th Republic Day.
Jan 26, 2018
09:20 (IST)
The Youth Congress' official twitter handle tweeted a nostalgic photograph of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at a Republic Day parade. 
Jan 26, 2018
09:18 (IST)
The ASEAN leaders who will be attending the Republic Day parade 2018 will first go to the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan. From there, cars ferrying these leaders will start rolling down the Raisina Hill at 9:35 am. The first to arrive will be the Prime Minister of Brunei and the last will be the Thai king.

Jan 26, 2018
09:17 (IST)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh hoists the national flag at his residence in Delhi on Republic Day 2018. 
Jan 26, 2018
09:13 (IST)
As India celebrates its 69th Republic Day today a record 10 Heads of States, from ASEAN or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, willl watch the grand parade with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajpath.

Jan 26, 2018
09:08 (IST)
BJP Chief Amit Shah unfurls the national flag at the BJP headquarters in Delhi on the 69th Republic Day ahead of the Republic Day parade. 

Jan 26, 2018
09:06 (IST)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police march along with the national flag in the Himalayas at minus 30 degrees, 18,000 feet high for Republic Day 2018. 
Jan 26, 2018
09:01 (IST)
Congress Upset At Fourth Row For Rahul Gandhi At Republic Day Parade
The Congress is extremely upset that its president Rahul Gandhi has been assigned a seat in the fourth row at tomorrow's Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath in the heart of New Delhi. His predecessor and mother Sonia Gandhi was always seated in the front row.
Jan 26, 2018
08:57 (IST)
Congress' Shashi Tharoor posted an image with a Republic Day message. "Let us remember the golden heritage of our country and feel proud to be a part of India," the image read. 
Jan 26, 2018
08:47 (IST)
In Pics: Candid Moments From Republic Day Parade Rehearsals, Photo Gallery
Ahead of the Republic Day parade that will happen in grandeur on January 26th, the 69th Republic Day, a full dress rehearsal was held earlier in the week. This year the parade will have 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, present as chief guests at the event. Over 100 government agencies took part in the parade preparations over the past last few weeks. In pictures are some of the moments captured during the rehearsals at Rajpat in the national capital.
Jan 26, 2018
08:39 (IST)
The Press Information Bureau tweeted a series of images going down memory line on the 69th Republic Day. "Let us recall what our forefathers solemnly resolved, what they have bequeathed to us and what we celebrate and honour today," a tweet read. 
Jan 26, 2018
08:31 (IST)
India Republic Day: From Nagaland To Kashmir, These Are The Heroes Of 69th Republic Day
The Shaurya Chakra is the third highest peacetime military decoration after the Ashoka Chakra and the Kirti Chakra. Read about the heroic tales of the men in uniform who are honoured with the Shaurya Chakra this Republic Day.
Jan 26, 2018
08:31 (IST)
India Republic Day: From Nagaland To Kashmir, These Are The Heroes Of 69th Republic Day
The Shaurya Chakra is the third highest peacetime military decoration after the Ashoka Chakra and the Kirti Chakra. Read about the heroic tales of the men in uniform who are honoured with the Shaurya Chakra this Republic Day.
Jan 26, 2018
08:31 (IST)
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson extends warm wishes on the 69th Republic Day. Says the days will be remembered as the 'historic' day when 10 ASEAN leaders joined the country in celebrations. 
Jan 26, 2018
08:31 (IST)
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson extends warm wishes on the 69th Republic Day. Says the days will be remembered as the 'historic' day when 10 ASEAN leaders joined the country in celebrations. 
Jan 26, 2018
08:20 (IST)
Pesident Ram Nath Kovind Addresses Nation Ahead of 69th Republic Day. A Veiled Message On Padmaavat
Against the backdrop of raging protests against the controversial film Padmaavat across several states, President Ram Nath Kovind today underlined that people could disagree about something or a historical event without infringing on the dignity and space of other citizens." itemprop="description
Jan 26, 2018
08:17 (IST)
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley conveyed his Republic Day greetings on Twitter.
Jan 26, 2018
08:14 (IST)
Republic Day celebrations were held in Chennai amid tight security.
Jan 26, 2018
08:11 (IST)
Ahead of Republic Day celebrations in Delhi, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain tweeted, "We are honoured to have ASEAN leaders as guests for this #RepublicDay. There is a natural affinity between people of India & ASEAN nations due to deep civilisational links. This gesture by PM @narendramodi ji will add to the bonding."
Jan 26, 2018
08:09 (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted her wishes on India's 69th Republic Day, "Today is Republic Day. Let us remember the creators of our Constitution, and promise to abide by its principles of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity."
Jan 26, 2018
08:07 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit hoists the national flag in Chennai. 
Jan 26, 2018
07:54 (IST)
ASEAN Leaders As Chief Guests, 100-Foot Wide Stage For 69th Republic Day Parade: 10 Points
As India celebrates its 69th Republic Day today, for the first time, 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN will be the chief guests at the ceremonial parade, held at Rajpath, in the heart of national capital Delhi. To accommodate the 10 heads of state, the stage that will be enclosed by bullet-proof glass will be 100 feet wide, three times bigger than what it was last year. There's unprecedented security in Delhi; mobile hit teams, anti-aircraft guns and sharpshooters have been deployed to keep a watch on the eight-km-long parade route from Rajpath to Red Fort.
Jan 26, 2018
07:48 (IST)
Mumbai's iconic railway station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus building is lit with tricolor on the occasion of India's 69th Republic Day.

Jan 26, 2018
07:45 (IST)
As India celebrates it's 69th Republic Day, international sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik celebrates it with sand sculptures.
Jan 26, 2018
07:30 (IST)
The parade will start at 9:50 am from Vijay Chowk and proceed towards the Red Fort Grounds through the Rajpath, India Gate, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg. Delhi Traffic Police issues traffic advisory ahead of the Republic Day parade.


Jan 26, 2018
07:30 (IST)
The parade will start at 9:50 am from Vijay Chowk and proceed towards the Red Fort Grounds through the Rajpath, India Gate, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg. Delhi Traffic Police issues traffic advisory ahead of the Republic Day parade.
Jan 26, 2018
07:19 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveys his Republic Day greetings on twitter.
Jan 26, 2018
07:18 (IST)
India celebrates its 69th Republic Day today. For the first time, 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN will be the chief guests at the ceremonial parade, held at Rajpath, in the heart of national capital Delhi. 
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