R-Day: India Shows Military Might With Apache, Chinook & Dhanush

Catch all live updates from India’s 71st Republic Day Celebrations on 26 January 2019.

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India celebrates its 71st Republic Day on Sunday, 26 January.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and President of India Ram Nath Kovind left as the 71st Republic Day parade concluded on Sunday, 26 January.

The celebrations witnessed display of India's military prowess at the parade, where Apache and Chinook helicopters also made their debut. Meanwhile, states displayed their tableaux, ranging across different themes.

India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day today. Bolsonaro, who is the chief guest for the function, is on a four-day visit to India. He was given a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of Kovind and Modi.

  • 22 tableaus —16 from states and union territories and the rest from various ministries and departments — took part in the Republic Day parade
  • The Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory for routes to take and avoid
  • Kolkata Citizens will form 11 km-kong human chain to “uphold unity”
  • President Kovind addressed the nation on the eve of the Republic Day, on 25 January
5:40 PM , 26 Jan

With Apache, Chinook, 'Dhanush', India Displays Military Might at R-Day Parade

Anti-satellite weapon 'Shakti', lethal artillery gun 'Dhanush', and newly-inducted helicopters Apache and Chinook were among the key military assets showcased by India for the first time at the Republic Day parade on Sunday, 26 January.

Scaled down models of IAF's Rafale aircraft and Indian Navy's Kolkata-class stealth destroyer and a Kalvari-class submarine were also displayed during the ceremonial event.

A marching contingent of the Corps of Army Air Defence was also part for parade for the first time.

5:19 PM , 26 Jan

Beating The Retreat Ceremony Begins at the Attari-Wagah Border

Beating the retreat ceremony begins at the Attari-Wagah border on Republic Day. The ceremony is marked with a parade by the soldiers from the Indian and Pakistani army and ends with the perfect coordination of lowering of the flags of the two nations.

4:20 PM , 26 Jan

Clashes Break out Between Police & BJP Youth Wing Workers Over 'Bharat Mata Puja' in Bengal

A clash broke out between police personnel and BJP youth wing workers in Howrah, West Bengal after police stopped them from performing 'Bharat Mata Puja' to mark the Republic Day celebrations.

3:01 PM , 26 Jan

Clash Breaks Out Between Police, BJP Workers in WB's Howrah

In West Bengal, a clash break out between police personnel and BJP youth wing workers in Howrah after police stopped them from performing 'Bharat Mata Puja' on Republic Day.

Published: 25 Jan 2020, 5:34 PM IST