Republic Day 2020 Highlights: India’s air power, CRPF’s all-woman bikers contingent enthrall all at Rajpath

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Updated:Jan 26, 2020 6:58:40 pm

Republic Day 2020 Parade, Jhanki: Flypast by India Air Force fighter jets, and the newly acquired Apache helicopters enthralled the audience during 71st Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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CRPF’s Assistant Sub Inspector Sujata Goswami with five of her teammates speeds down the Rajpath displaying their daring formation, ‘All Round Defence’. (Photo/Doordarshan)

71st Republic Day Parade: India displayed its military prowess and cultural diversity during the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on Sunday. Flypast by India Air Force fighter jets, and the newly acquired Apache helicopters enthralled the audience during 71st Republic Day parade. Daredevil acts displayed by all-woman bikers contingent of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) made its debut at the Republic Day parade and garnered huge applause from thousands of people seated on both sides of the Rajpath. Earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind  unfurled the Tricolour which was followed by the National Anthem and booming 21-gun salute at Rajpath on 71st Republic Day. This year, Brazil President Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the Chief Guest for Republic Day celebrations. Earlier in the morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to people of the country on the occasion of Republic Day. “Wishing everyone a happy Republic Day. Jai Hind!” he tweeted. He also paid tributes to jawans at the National War Memorial. The national capital was enveloped in unprecedented security cover for Republic Day.  Personnel from Delhi Police and other central security forces were deployed to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. More than 20,000 security officials including traffic officials were deployed. CCTV cameras and face-recognition cameras were also installed at Rajpath.

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    11:53 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020: PM Modi greets crowd at Rajpath

    As soon as the Republic Day parade concluded, Prime Minister stepped down the stage and walked towards the crowd to greet  them. 

    11:49 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Live: IAF's Su-30 MKIs perform breathtaking manoeuvre

    Indian Air Force Su-30 MKIs execute the 'Trishul' manoeuvre during Republic Day flypast. The formation was led by Group Captain Nishit Ohri. The captains of the other two aircraft are Wing Commander Nilesh Dixit and Wing Commander Karan Dogra.  

    11:20 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Live: Daredevil acts on display by women security personnel

    Inspector Seema Nag, salutes standing on top of a moving motorcycle. Head Constable Meena Chaudhary displays the ready position to fire two pistols in both her hands while balancing herself on the motorcycle.  

    11:03 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020: 'Kashmir se Kanyakumari' - theme of CPWD tableau

    CPWD horticulture tableau's theme is 'Kashmir se Kanyakumari'. It shows memorial of Swami Vivekananda Kanyakumari, a 'Shikara' on the Dal lake and the Sanchi Stupa, of Madhya Pradesh. 

    10:51 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020: Tableaux of different states mesmerise audience at Rajpath

    Tableaux of different states are at display at the Republic Day parade at Rajpath. Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro is the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations this year. 

    10:40 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020: Indian Navy showcases might

    The Indian Navy showcases its assets like Boeing P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft and the Kolkata Class Destroyer and the Kalvari Class submarine at Rajpath. A model of the indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant, which under construction at the Cochin Shipyard, is also displayed at the parade.  

    10:38 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Live: Captain Tanya Shergil leads Corps of Signals contingent

    The marching contingent of the Corps of Signals is being led by Captain Tanya Shergil, who is a  fourth generation Army Officer. 

    10:18 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 celebrations

    The winners of highest gallantry awards include the winners of the Param Vir Chakra and the Ashok Chakra.

    10:13 (IST)26 Jan 2020
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    The Republic Day parade is led by the Parade Commander, Lieutenant General Asit Mistry, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, General Officer Commanding, Headquarters Delhi Area.

    10:12 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day celebrations: Manmohan Singh, CJI SA Bobde at Rajpath

    Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh, his wife Gursharan Kaur, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and others at Rajpath for Republic Day celebrations.

    10:10 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day Parade Live Streaming

    The 21 Gun Salute was presented by 2233 Field Battery under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C Sandeep.

    10:09 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Live Updates: President Kovind unfurls Tricolour

    President of India Ram Nath Kovind unfurls the national flag on 71st Republic Day at Rajpath.

    10:03 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020: President Kovind arrives at Rajpath

    President Ram Nath Kovind arrived at Rajpath. For this year's Republic Day celebrations Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro is the chief guest.

    09:53 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day celebrations live updates

    President Ram Nath Kovind and President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, the chief guest for this year's Republic Day, to shortly arrive at Rajpath.

    09:39 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    PM Modi pays tribute to jawans at National War Memorial

    PM Narendra Modi leads the nation in paying tributes to the fallen soldiers, by laying a wreath at National War Memorial. Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, Air Force Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhaduria present

    09:33 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Live: Maharashtra Governor unfurls Tricolour

    Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari hoists the national flag at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was also present at the Republic Day celebrations.

    09:23 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 celebrations

    “Let us recall what our forefathers solemnly resolved, what they have bequeathed to us and what we celebrate and honour today,” tweeted PIB.

    09:19 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Parade: Latest visuals from Rajpath

    India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day today. The main function is being organised at Rajpath in New Delhi.

    09:17 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Live Updates: Rajnath Singh, Uddhav Thackeray hoist Tricolour

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hoisted the national flag at his residence in New Delhi. His colleague Nitin Gadkari also unfurled the Tricolour at his residence. Also, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also hoisted the national flag at his residence in Mumbai.

    09:05 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    71st Republic Day: Rahul Gandhi wishes nation on R-Day

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has wished the nation on the 71st Republic Day. "My best wishes to each & every Indian on this our Republic Day," he tweeted.

    08:58 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    71st Republic Day: Google Doodle shows India's diverse culture

    Google Doodle highlighted India's diverse culture and heritage with an illustration as the country celebrates its 71st Republic Day today.

    08:52 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020: JP Nadda unfurls Tricolour at BJP HQ

    Bharatiya Janata Party president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Saturday morning unfurled the Tricolour at party headquarters in New Delho on Republic Day.

    08:43 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    ITBP personnel celebrating Republic Day at 17,000 feet in snow

    Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel with the national flag celebrating Republic Day at 17,000 feet in snow today. The temperature in Ladakh at present is minus 20 degrees Celsius. 'Himveers' chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Vande Mataram'.

    08:41 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Amit Shah greets nation on Republic Day

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah greets people on Republic Day. "Greetings to all Indians on 71st Republic Day," he tweeted.

    08:38 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    CSMT and BMC building illuminated on Republic Day eve

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation building illuminated in Tricolour.

    08:36 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020: 104 personnel awarded Fire Service Medals

    A total of 104 personnel have been awarded Fire Service Medals on the occasion of Republic Day this year, the Union Home Ministry said.

    08:23 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Live Updates: Tricolour unfurled at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi

    The tricolour was unfurled at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi on Republic Day today. Locals in Shaheen Bagh are protesting against CAA for over a month.

    08:10 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day celebrations: Six Indian Army personnel to get Shaurya Chakra

    Six Indian Army personnel have been awarded the Shaurya Chakra for their courage and valour during engagement with terrorists. They are: Naib Subedar Narender Singh of Parachute Regiment (Special Forces), Lt. Colonel Jyoti Lama of 11 Gorkha Rifles with Assam Rifles, Major Konjengbam Bijendra Singh of Army Air Defence, Martyr Naib Subedar Sombir of the Jat Regiment with the Rashtriya Rifles, Naik Naresh Kumar of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry with Rashtriya Rifles, Sepoy Karmdeo Oraon of an Infantry Battalion.

    08:06 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 celebrations in Tamil Nadu

    Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit unfurls the national flag on Republic Day 2020. Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam were also present.

    08:00 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Live: President Ram Nath Kovind's message on R-Day

    On the eve of 71st Republic Day, President Ram Nath Kovind 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. "It should be part of our daily routine to introspect on Gandhiji''s message of truth and non-violence, which has become all the more necessary in our times," he said.

    07:57 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Israel PM Netanyahu greets PM Modi for Republic Day

    According to the PMO, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday telephoned his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to greet him for Republic Day. The two leaders agreed to remain in touch, including in the context of the forthcoming initiatives and developments regarding the region.

    07:48 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    PM Modi greets people on Republic Day

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people on the country's 71st Republic Day on Sunday.

    07:44 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day celebrations 2020: Chinook, Apache helicopters to be part of parade

    Anti-satellite weapon Shakthi, Army's battle tank Bhishma, infantry combat vehicles and newly inducted Chinook and Apache helicopters of the Indian Air Force will be part of the grand military parade.

    07:38 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day Parade Live: 22 tableaux to roll down the Rajpath

    Twenty-two tableaux – 16 from States and Union Territories and six from various ministries and departments - depicting the nation's rich cultural heritage and economic progress will roll down the Rajpath.

    07:37 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    R-Day 2020: Padma Vibhushan for Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj

    Former union ministers George Fernandes, Arun Jaitley, and Sushma Swaraj have been honoured with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan posthumously on the Republic Day this year. Olympian boxer Mary Kom, former Mauritius prime minister Anerood Gugnath, and Hindustani classical singer Chhannulal Mishra are also on the list of Padma Vibhushan—the country’s second-highest civilian award—recipients. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    07:35 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020: Tight security in Delhi for R-Day celebrations

    The entire national capital has been put under a multi-layered, ground-to-air security cover with thousands of armed personnel keeping a tight vigil over it, including the celebration venue Rajpath. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    07:33 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Live: Manohar Parrikar among 16 to get Padma Bhushan

    Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar (posthumously), leading industrialists Anand Mahindra and Venu Srinivasan along with 13 others have been selected for the Padma Bhushan awards. Padma Bhushan is the country's third highest civilian award.

    07:31 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day 2020 Chief Guest

    Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro will be the chief guest at the 90-minute Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath.

    07:25 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Republic Day parade to begin shortly

    The Republic Day parade will take place at the Rajpath in New Delhi. The ceremony will commence with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial near the India Gate. He will lead the nation in paying tributes to the martyrs by laying a wreath.

    07:24 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    71st Republic Day today

    India today celebrates 71st Republic Day with great enthusiasm. It was on this date  in 1950 when the Constitution of India came into force, three years after India got freedom from British rule. 

    Republic Day 2020 Live, Republic Day India celebrates its Republic Day on January 26 every year. (File Photo)2020 India Republic Day Parade, Republic Day 2020 celebrations: India celebrates its Republic Day on January 26  every year. It is a day when the Constitution of India came into force in 1950, three years after India got freedom from British rule. The Republic Day parade is organised on the majestic Rajpath in New Delhi where President Ram Nath Kovind unfurls the Tricolour followed by the National Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute.
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