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Republic Day: Parade Sees 75-Plane Flypast, UK PM Boris Johnson Tweets Greetings

Catch all the live updates from India’s 73rd Republic Day celebrations.

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As India celebrates its 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday, 26 January, the annual parade took place at New Delhi's Rajpath, with tableaux of 12 states and nine Union ministries on display. A grand 75-aircraft flypast by the Indian Air Force was also performed.

Later in the day, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to Twitter to convey his best wishes to the people of India.

Snapshot
  • Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26 January, to mark the adoption of the Indian Constitution, which originally came into effect on 26 January 1950

  • For a second year in a row, no foreign dignitary was present at the parade

  • Attendees were required to carry their double vaccination certificates and children below 15 years of age are not allowed to attend the parade

  • The Indian Army showcased how its uniforms and rifles have evolved over the decades, at this year's Republic Day parade

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"The UK and India are tied by bonds that span over decades, through generations and across some of the greatest challenges we have faced. I want to send my best wishes from the UK to the people of India, and to all British Indians, on India’s Republic Day," United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted.

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"Today, on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day, we saluted the national flag by hoisting the flag in the main function organized at Lalbagh Maidan of Bastar district headquarters. Happy Republic Day once again to all the people of the state," he said in a tweet.

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Published: 26 Jan 2022, 8:37 AM IST
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