President, PM, 10 World Leaders At 69th Republic Day Parade

PUBLISHED ON: January 26, 2018 | Duration: 2 hr, 30 min, 57 sec

   
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India celebrates 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, welcomed by PM Modi, were seated on a 100-foot stage enclosed by bullet-proof glass, their presence demonstrating India's emphasis on progressing from its 'Look East' policy to 'Act East'. In a tweet this morning, PM Modi said: "Greetings on Republic Day. Jai Hind." There is unprecedented security in Delhi with mobile hit teams, anti-aircraft guns and sharpshooters keeping a watch on the eight-km-long parade route from Rajpath to Red Fort. (Video Courtesy: DD National)
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