Republic Day 2018 Live Updates: India displays military, cultural might in presence of ASEAN leaders

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New Delhi | Updated: January 26, 2018 3:15:08 PM

Republic Day 2018 Live Updates: India is today celebrating its 69th Republic Day. The wide-spread celebrations have begun at the Rajpath with President Ram Nath Kovind hoisting the tri-colour and Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosting the heads of the ASEAN nations. The family members of the martyrs were also felicitated.

Republic Day 2018: India showcase its might to the world. ASEAN leaders present at the parade

Republic Day 2018 Live Updates: India is today celebrating its 69th Republic Day. The wide-spread celebrations have begun at the Rajpath with President Ram Nath Kovind hoisting the tri-colour and Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosting the heads of the ASEAN nations. The family members of the martyrs were also felicitated. The Republic Day Parade has begun at the Rajpath. On the occasion, the country will showcase military prowess, culture and diversity in the presence of leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations, who are attending the Republic Day parade as chief guests. On Rajpath, there will be a march past by the Army personnel carrying the ASEAN flag. As many as 23 tableaux, including those representing various states, ministries, the All India Radio (AIR) among others, will also roll down the Rajpath. The ASEAN was founded in 1967, now comprising Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei.

Track the LIVE updates for Republic Day:

12: 23 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the public present to witness the Republic Day parade.

11: 53 am: Meanwhile, watch the wonderful display of riding skills, by the all-woman Daredevils Team.

11: 50 am: The Republic Day parade concluded showcasing India’s might and a panorama of the country’s culture.

11: 47 am: BSF motor cycle women team ‘Seema Bhawani’  led by sub inspector Stanzin Naryang showcased its might during the Republic Day parade.

Seema Bhawani displayed strength during the Republic Day parade

11: 42 am: The mobile autonomous system of Brahmos Missile was showcased during the parade. DRDO’s Nirbhay missile was also displayed at Rajpath.

11: 35 am: 155 young students of Oxford Foundation School, New Delhi express how education plays a vital role in empowering our nation – Shikshit Bharat Sashakt.

11: 26 am: India’s main battle tank T-90 Bhishma showcased country’s military prowess at Republic Day parade at Rajpath.

11: 20 am: Dr.Manmohan Singh and wife Gursharan Kaur, HD Deve Gowda, HM Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Smriti Irani cheer the Republic Day parade.

11: 05 am: Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala honoured with Ashoka Chakra posthumously. The award being received by his wife.

11: 00 am: The states show their culture in their tableau. The parade showcases a panorama of Indian Culture.

The Karnataka tableau at Republic Day parade, tableau depicts the state’s wildlife

10: 45 am: The Republic Day parade witness the showcase of  the Akash weapon system of 27 Air Defence Regiment (Amritsar Air Field), led by Captain Shikha Yadav and Captain Mohammad Yunis Khan

10: 35 am: India shows its might to the world. Weapon locating radar SWATHI walks tall during the parade. It is an indigenous radar which can simultaneously track upto seven targets.

10: 23 am: Himveers of ITBP official with National Flag???? somewhere in the Himalayas in minus 30 degrees at 18K ft on the Republic Day

10: 11 am: Ashoka Chakra awarded to Late Air Force Commando JP Nirala, who lost his life in Bandipora encounter. President Kovind presents the award to JP Nirala’s mother and wife.

9: 52 am: The Heads of State/Government of ASEAN nations arrive at Rajpath for the Republic Day Parade.

PM Modi receiving the heads of ASEAN leaders

9:50 am: In Bangladesh, 69th Republic Day was celebrated with India’s High Commissioner Harsh Shringla unfurling the National Flag.

9:43 am: On the occasion of the 69th Republic Day , Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hoisted the national flag at her residence.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hoisting the tricolour at her residence

9:39 am: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu arrives at Rajpath, for the Republic Day Parade.

9:36 am: President Ram Nath Kovind leaves for Rajpath for the Republic Day celebrations.

9:34 am: Indian Ambassador handed over cheque and blankets to widows and dependents of Ex-Servicemen during 69th Republic Day celebrations at Indian Embassy Kathmandu.

9:27 am: Narendra Modi leads the nation in paying solemn tributes to the martyrs by laying a wreath at #AmarJawanJyoti. The eternal flame burns to commemorate the indomitable courage of our Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice for the motherland.

9:22 am: 69th #RepublicDay of India celebrated in Japan today. @IndianEmbTokyo organised a Flag Hoisting Programme at the Chancery premises. Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy unfurled the national flag which was followed by the singing of the National Anthem.

9:17 am: LIVE streaming of Republic Day to begin shortly

9:09 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh unfurls tricolour at his residence in Delhi

9:04 am: The spectacle is about to begin. Stay tuned for LIVE updates of #RepublicDay 2018.

9:00 am: Ravi Shankar Prasad greets everyone on Republic Day. ”Let’s stand united & celebrate the glory of our republic and feel proud of being an Indian. Happy Republic Day: Ravi Shankar Prasad

8:30 am: Women’s Motor Cycle team #SeemaBhawani of Border Security Force will be the main attraction of #Republicday2018 Parade.

8:21 am: Visuals of #RepublicDay parade from Chennai

8:00 am: Ahead of the Republic Day celebration the security has been beefed up in several states. Foolproof security arrangements have been made for the Republic Day celebrations in Patna.


7:47 am: Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked all Indians to defend the Constitution and its treasured commitment to justice, liberty, equality and fraternity, in a rare open letter to people by an opposition
leader on the eve of Republic day.

7:33 am: See pics | Republic Day Images: See awesome pics as India celebrates 69th Republic Day

7:31 am: Moradabad Railway station lit up on Republic Day; check out visuals:

7:30 am: Smriti Irani wished countrymen on 69th republic day on Twitter

7:28 am: Also Read| Republic Day 2018 parade Live Streaming: Here’s is how and where to watch

7:26 am: For the first time, All India Radio will showcase its tableau during the Republic Day parade, depicting a historic event when Mahatma Gandhi made his maiden and only broadcast through AIR in the wake of post Partition communal riots. Addressing a press conference, AIR Director General F Sheheryar said tableau will also showcase the diverse population of India and signify the public broadcaster’s “integrating role” in it.

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