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Republic Day 2018: India Celebrates R-Day in Grand Style With 10 ASEAN Leaders

News18.com | January 26, 2018, 1:04 PM IST
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India flaunted its military prowess and cultural diversity at the 69th Republic Day parade at the Rajpath in the presence of 10 ASEAN leaders. The highlight of the iconic parade was a team of Border Security Force (BSF) women who performed daredevil stunts on motorcycle, receiving a standing ovation from the spectators. President Ram Nath Kovind took his first Republic Day salute from various wings of the armed forces. In yet another first, a tableau of All India Radio led a series of 23 tableaux at the parade and featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly address 'Mann Ki Baat'. An Income Tax Department tableau about special anti-black money drive launched post-demonetisation was also on the list of many firsts.

Here’s a recap:
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Jan 26, 2018 12:13 pm (IST)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi attended the Republic Day Parade at the Rajpath today, a day after the party complained that its leader was relegated to a seat in the fourth row. Gandhi was seen sitting in the middle rows and chatting with senior Congressman and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Jan 26, 2018 12:12 pm (IST)

Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory Chandigarh today joined the nation in celebrating the 69th Republic Day amid tight security arrangements. Police, home guards and NCC contingents were among other participants in the parades taken out in district headquarters in the two states and their joint capital Chandigarh. School students presented colourful programmes and tableaux exhibited development of the states at the parades held under foggy conditions at a few places in the region.

Jan 26, 2018 12:06 pm (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd as he departs.

Jan 26, 2018 11:49 am (IST)

The Republic Day Parade is coming to a close, with colours of the national flag in the sky, representing the hopes and aspirations of the citizens of India. Here come 46 bodyguards on Bay and Dark Bay coloured mounts, they will escort the President back to Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Jan 26, 2018 11:47 am (IST)

Other formations which involve 130 J, AEW&C aircraft escorted by two Sukhoi-30 MKI, Tejas Light Combat Aircraft, Jaguar, MiG 29 Upgrade aircraft.

Jan 26, 2018 11:44 am (IST)

The National Anthem is played at the end to mark the closure of Republic Day parade. 

Jan 26, 2018 11:36 am (IST)

Witness the Rudra Formation, the Hercules Formation, Netra, Globe Formation ond others

Jan 26, 2018 11:31 am (IST)

Indigenously-developed Weapon System Integrated Helicopter Rudra makes its maiden appearance in Republic Day 2018. Its an armed version of HAL Dhruv & is equipped with FLIR & Thermal Imaging Sight, 20mm TurretGun, 70mm RocketPods, AntiTank & Air-to-Air Missiles.

Jan 26, 2018 11:29 am (IST)
Jan 26, 2018 11:27 am (IST)

A motorcycle contingent of women personnel of the BSF showcases their skills for the first time at the parade. Here are some glimpses of the stunts and acrobatics of the 'Daredevils'. The contingent from South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur presenting Baredi Folk dance at Republic Day parade.

Jan 26, 2018 11:23 am (IST)

Students from Delhi's Oxford Foundation School express how education plays a vital role in empowering our nation - Shikshit Bharat Sashakt Bharat. 

Jan 26, 2018 11:20 am (IST)

A creative depiction of Sangrai Mog Dance being presented by the North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur

Jan 26, 2018 11:18 am (IST)

The contingent from South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur presenting Baredi Folk dance at Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018 11:17 am (IST)

To mark 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership, students from Mount Abu Public School recalls it through their dance performance on the theme One Vision One Identity and One Community

Jan 26, 2018 11:14 am (IST)

Let's welcome the National Bravery Awards winners. PM Modi on Thursday presented the award to 18 children, seven of them being girls. Three of these awards were presented posthumously. Interacting with the awardees, Modi said their deeds of bravery inspire other children and often engender a sense of self-confidence among other children. He remarked that most of the awardees are from rural and humble backgrounds. He said that perhaps their daily struggles had helped instill resilience in them to deal courageously in adverse situations, an official statement said.

Jan 26, 2018 11:11 am (IST)

The CPWD's tableau depicts one of India's biggest festivals - Deepavali, symbolically signifying the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.

Jan 26, 2018 11:10 am (IST)

Mishrith Khethi Khushiyoon Ki Khethi - the Indian Council of Agricultural Research tableau depicts the integrated farming system mode. The government's research institute ICAR is participating for the first time in the Republic Day parade with its tableau showcasing integrated farming as key for doubling farmers' income.

Jan 26, 2018 11:07 am (IST)

An Income Tax Department tableau about special anti-black money drive launched post-demonetisation is also on the list of many firsts. 

Jan 26, 2018 11:06 am (IST)

It's time for tableau from Youth and Sports Ministry at the 69th Republic Day Parade

Jan 26, 2018 11:05 am (IST)

Here comes the tableau of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, showcasing its landmark scheme for minor forest produce sector - Uchith Dam Hak Se Maang

Jan 26, 2018 11:04 am (IST)

2017 marked the completion of 100 years of Sabarmati Ashram. Catch a glimpse of Gujarat's tableau

Jan 26, 2018 11:02 am (IST)

Twenty years after its tableau rolled down the Rajpath, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) returns with its float in the Republic Day parade showing troops patrolling the China border on their newly-inducted snow scooters. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is the only one among the multiple paramilitary and border guarding forces that will have a tableau in the parade. Armed troops riding snow scooters, provided by the government to the ITBP last year as part of modernising the force, troops patrolling on foot and snow bunkers of the ITBP personnel deployed in the icy heights of the frontier have been showcased on the float. It will also be accompanied by a small marching contingent of personnel wearing winter clothing.

Jan 26, 2018 11:01 am (IST)

Catch a glimpse of one of the most popular folklores of Manipur - the story of Khamba and Thoibi - a tale of youthful love, through the tableau of Manipur 

Jan 26, 2018 11:00 am (IST)

A bird's eye-view of the Kye Monastery from Himachal Pradesh at the Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018 10:59 am (IST)

God's own country and its culture on display at Republic Day parade 2018

Jan 26, 2018 10:58 am (IST)

A creative depiction of Sangat and Pangat - a common mode of obeisance and community social service - is offered in the Punjab tableau at the Republic Day parade

Jan 26, 2018 10:56 am (IST)

Witness the traditional masks of the Satras, in this tableau from Assam 

Jan 26, 2018 10:56 am (IST)

Ramgarh's ancient amphitheatre in this tableau of Chhattisgarh

Jan 26, 2018 10:54 am (IST)

Catch a glimpse of the islands of joy - through the tableau of Lakshwadeep

Jan 26, 2018 10:53 am (IST)

Intricate beauty of Jammu and Kashmir on display at Republic Day Parade

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Republic Day 2018: India Celebrates R-Day in Grand Style With 10 ASEAN Leaders
Visuals from the 69th Republic Day parade at Rajpath on Thursday.

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