India Celebrates 70th Republic Day, Parade Winds Down in Delhi
Thousands of people gathered to watch the Republic Day parade on Saturday, 26 January, in New Delhi’s Rajpath.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti, ahead of the parade.
- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is the chief guest for the 70th Republic Day
- President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation on Friday, 25 January, on the eve of the 70th Republic Day
- Around 25,000 security personnel are stationed across Delhi-NCR to thwart any terror strike or untoward incident.
First Woman to Lead an All Men Contingent at Republic Day Parade
Lieutenant Bhavana Kasturi, the first woman officer of the Indian Army to lead an all-men contingent of the Army Service Corps (ASC) at the 70th Republic Day, told news agency ANI that saluting the President was the most memorable moment of her life.
Photos of the woman officer saluting the president made its rounds on the social media and were tweeted widely, with the girl from Hyderabad being lauded for her poise and confidence.
She said that the ASC got the chance to march at the parade after 23 years and is hopeful of getting the best marching contingent award this year.
Asaduddin Owaisi Unfurls Tricolour in Hyderabad
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi unfurls the national flag during the 70th Republic Day celebrations at Madina Circle in Hyderabad.
PM Modi, SA Prez Witness Flypast
PM Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa witness flypast at Republic Day parade in Delhi.
Jawans Make Human Pyramid During R-Day Parade
33 people on 9 motorcycles make a human pyramid during the Republic Day parade. Subedar Major Ramesh A lead this formation.
Cong President Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Union Minister & BJP leader Nitin Gadkari at Republic Day parade at Rajpath in Delhi.