News Nation Logo


Republic Day | India Displays Military Might At Rajpath, Celebrations Across Country

The 71st Republic Day Celebrations Have Begun, The Entire National Capital Has Been Put Under A Multi-layered, Ground-to-air Security Cover.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 26 Jan 2020, 12:11:05 PM
Republic Day 2020

Sharpshooters and snipers have been deployed atop high-rise buildings to keep watch on the eight-km-long parade route from Rajpath to the Red Fort. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

With the 71st Republic Day celebrations set to begin shortly, the entire national capital has been put under a multi-layered, ground-to-air security cover with thousands of armed personnel keeping a tight vigil over it, including the celebration venue Rajpath. Over ten thousand security personnel have been deployed to keep vigil over the Republic Day celebrations on Sunday, said officials.

Sharpshooters and snipers have been deployed atop high-rise buildings to keep watch on the eight-km-long parade route from Rajpath to the Red Fort, they said.

The celebration venue Rajpath will remain inaccessible to general traffic till 12 noon, till when the entry and exit gates of the Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and Lok Kalyan Marg metro stations too will remain closed, beginning from 8.45 am.

Here are all the LIVE updates: 

The Indian Navy showcases its assets like Boeing P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft and the Kolkata Class Destroyer and the Kalvari Class submarine. The indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant under construction at the Cochin Shipyard.

Republic Day 2020

Republic Day 2020

This year's Republic Day parade is led by the Parade Commander, Lieutenant General Asit Mistry, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, General Officer Commanding, Headquarters Delhi Area.

The 21 Gun Salute is presented by 2233 Field Battery under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C Sandeep.

Republic Day 2020

President of India Ram Nath Kovind unfurls the national flag on 71st Republic Day, at Rajpath.

Republic Day 2020

PM Modi paid tribute at the National War Memorial. The PM was received by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the first ever Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, Air Force Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhaduria.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hoists the national flag at his residence

Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray hoists the national flag at his residence

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoists the tricolour

WATCH: ITBP personnel celebrate Republic Day

Sanjeev Mittal, General Manager of Central Railway unfurls the national flag in Mumbai

RSS General Secretary, Bhaiyaji Joshi hoists the tricolour at RSS Headquarters

Republic Day parade underway in Chennai

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit unfurls the national flag

Tricolour unfurled at Shaheen Bagh

IIT Bombay celebrations

Maharashtra Celebrations

Security tightened in Delhi

PM Narendra Modi Wishes Nation On 71st Republic Day

For all the Latest India News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

First Published : 26 Jan 2020, 08:04:40 AM