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  • 11:36 AM IST

    Republic Day 2020: President Ramnath Kovind departs from Rajpath.

  • 11:34 AM IST

  • 11:33 AM IST

    Republic Day 2020: Grand 71st R-day parade concludes at Rajpath

  • 11:33 AM IST

    Republic Day 2020: Su-30 MKIs of Indian Air Force execute the ‘Trishul’ manoeuvre. The formation is being led by Group Captain Nishit Ohri. The captains of the other two aircraft are Wing Commander Nilesh Dixit and Wing Commander Karan Dogra.

  • 11:32 AM IST

    Republic Day 2020: 5 Jaguar Deep penetration strike aircraft, in ‘Arrowhead’ formation fly past at a speed of 780 kmph. The formation is led by Group Captain Parijat Saurabh.

  • 11:32 AM IST

    Republic Day 2020: Wing Commander SK Chauhan leads the ‘Vic’ formation, comprising three Dornier aircraft. The captains of the other two aircraft are Squadron Leader Vikas Kumar and Squadron Leader Abhishek Vashisht.

  • 11:26 AM IST

  • 11:26 AM IST

    Republic Day 2020: The ‘Beam Roll’ formation led by Head Constable Asha Kumari showcases a daredevil rolling on the beam.

  • 11:26 AM IST

    Republic Day 2020: Asst Sub Inspector Sujata Goswami with five of her teammates speeds down the Rajpath displaying their daring formation, “All Round Defence”.

  • 11:25 AM IST
    Republic Day 2020: Trishul’ formation, comprising of 3 ALH helicopters in ‘Vic’ formation. This is 1st time that a “Tri-service Formation” is taking part in the R-day parade.

New Delhi: The Republic Day 2020 celebrations commenced with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to martyrs at National War Memorial. This was for the first time that the prime minister paid homage to martyrs at the National War memorial instead of Amar Jawan Jyoti.

Following this, a grand parade began, which was commanded by Parade Commander Lt General Asit Mistry, General Officer Commanding, Delhi Area. Major General Alok Kacker, Chief of Staff of Delhi Area, was the second-in-command.

The chief guest for this year’s Republic Day parade is Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.  Twenty-two tableaux were displayed at the Rajpath. While 16 of them were from States and Union Territories, remaining six belonged to various ministries.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened across Delhi in the wake of Republic Day 2020 celebrations. Delhi traffic police has also issued an advisory  to ensure smooth conduct of the ceremony.

Yesterday, on the eve of Republic Day, President Ram Nath Kovind had invoked Mahatma Gandhi’s message of truth and non-violence and urged the people, especially the youth, to follow non-violence. “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,” said the President in a televised address to the nation.