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Republic Day 2022 Highlights: President Ram Nath Kovind led the nation in celebrating the 73rd Republic Day amid the 21-Gun salute presented by Ceremonial Battery of 871 Field Regiment. Before President Kovind’s arrival at the saluting base, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid wreath at the National War Memorial.

Updated: January 26, 2022 1:27 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Analiza Pathak

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Republic Day 2022 LIVE Updates: India on Wednesday celebrated its 73rd Republic Day. This year’s Republic Day parade had 16 marching contingents, 17 military bands and 25 tableaux of various states, departments and armed forces. The National Flag was unfurled followed by the National Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute. The parade commenced with President Ram Nath Kovind taking the salute. The Indian Army on Wednesday showcased the Centurion tank, PT-76 tank, 75/24 Pack howitzer and OT-62 TOPAZ armoured personnel carrier that played a major role in defeating Pakistan in the 1971 war. Also, horse-mounted soldiers of the Indian Army’s 61 Cavalry Regiment, the only active horsed cavalry unit in the world currently, was the first marching contingent at the parade. The 61 Cavalry Regiment was formed in 1953 by amalgamation of all the states’ horse units. Meanwhile, swachhagrah, frontline workers, auto rickshaw drivers, construction workers and labourers who prepared the majestic tableaus were among special guests invited this year to the parade.

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Published Date: January 26, 2022 7:00 AM IST

Updated Date: January 26, 2022 1:27 PM IST