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Republic Day 2019 : Celebrations begin as parade, flag hoisting & President Kovind awards Ashok Chakra,at Rajpath

As India celebrates its 70th Republic Day, stay logged in to catch the celebrations in New Delhi and other parts of India.

Republic Day 2019 Parade: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a floral wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti which was followed by the unfurling of the flag by President Ram Nath Kovind.



Jan 26, 10:28 AM (IST)
The Air Force Marching Contingent is now in front of the stage. The air warriors are marching with rifles in ‘Bagal shashtra’, while the pistols of the officers are being secured in their holsters. 

Jan 26, 10:24 AM (IST)   
The Naval Contingent is now passing from the front of the stage. The contingent comprises of 144 young sailors led by Lieutenant Commander Ambika Sudhakar as Contingent Commander. 



Jan 26, 10:23 AM (IST)   
Assam Rifles is leading the marching Contingents of Para-Military and other Auxiliary Civil Forces. It will be followed by the Indian Coast Guard, Central Reserve Police Force, Railway Protection Force, DELHI POLICE, Border Security Force Camel Contingent, National Cadet Corps Boys & Girls Contingent and National Service Scheme Marching Contingent.

Jan 26, 10:20 AM (IST)   
The flypast is seen in the sky. It is led by Advanced Light Helicopters Weapon System Integrated (WSI) ‘Rudra’ and two Advanced Light Helicopters, ‘Dhruv’ of Army Aviation in ‘Diamond’ formation.

Jan 26, 10:16 AM (IST)   
The first contingent in the uniform is of the erstwhile Gwalior Lancers is 61 Cavalry led by Major Apurva Dabhade. The 61 Cavalry is the only active serving horse Cavalry Regiment in the world. The Regiment was raised on 01 August 1953, with the amalgamation of six State Forces’ Cavalry Units.

Jan 26, 10:15 AM (IST)   
Visuals of the T-90 (Bhishma), the main battle tank of the Indian Army, commanded by Captain Navneet Eric of 45 Cavalry. 

Jan 26, 10:12 AM (IST)   
This year veterans of Indian National Army (INA) who fought valiantly against the imperial forces will also take part in Republic Day Parade. They will be Parmanand, Lalit Ram, Hira Singh and Bhagmal.

Jan 26, 10:11 AM (IST)   
The Param Vir Chakra is awarded for the most conspicuous act of bravery and self-sacrifice in the face of the enemy. The Ashok Chakra is awarded for similar acts of valour and self-sacrifice but, other than, in the face of the enemy.  


Jan 26, 10:09 AM (IST)   
The parade commander Lieutenant General Asit Mistry arrives at Rajpath.  The Second-in-Command Major General Rajpal Punia is following him. 

Jan 26, 10:07 AM (IST)   
The parade will be commanded by Lieutenant General Asit Mistry, General Officer Commanding, Headquarters Delhi Area. Major General Rajpal Punia, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Delhi Area will be the parade Second-in-Command. 

Jan 26, 10:07 AM (IST)   
President Kovind hands over the highest gallantry awards. 


Jan 26, 10:05 AM (IST)   
The parade will commence shortly and the President will take the salute.

Jan 26, 10:01 AM (IST)   
The national anthem is playing right now with a 21 gun salute.

Jan 26, 10:01 AM (IST)   
PM Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa arrive at the salute ground. 

Jan 26, 09:59 AM (IST)   
PM Modi receives the Chief Guest, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa at Rajpath. 

Jan 26, 09:56 AM (IST)   
President Ram Nath Kovind and the President of the Republic of South Africa arrive at Rajpath. 
  
Jan 26, 09:54 AM (IST)   
PM Modi arrives Rajpath after paying homage to martyrs. The prime minister is received by the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman. 

Jan 26, 09:51 AM (IST)   
President Ram Nath Kovind and the President of the Republic of South Africa are proceeding to Rajpath in a vehicle. 

Jan 26, 09:50 AM (IST)   
At Rajpath, President Kovind will unfurl the flag at Rajpath. As per tradition, after unfurling the National Flag, the national anthem will be played with a 21 gun salute. The parade will then commence and the President will take the salute.

Jan 26, 09:49 AM (IST)   
Now, PM Modi is leaving from Amar Jawan Jyoti for Rajpath. The prime minister will join President Ram Nath Kovind and the President of the Republic of South Africa there. 

Jan 26, 09:46 AM (IST)   
PM Modi is signing the ceremonial book. 

Jan 26, 09:45 AM (IST)   
An eternal flame burns at the Amar Jawan Jyoti to commemorate the indomitable courage of our Armed Forces personnel who have made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the motherland. It is symbolised by a reversed rifle standing on its barrel and crested by a soldier’s helmet.


Jan 26, 09:44 AM (IST)   
A two-minute silence is being observed now in respect to the martyrs. 

Jan 26, 09:43 AM (IST)   
PM Modi pays homage to martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti.


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