India celebrates 72nd Republic day with parade owing pandemic

Today India is celebrating it's 72nd Republic Day with a reduced programme schedule at Rajpath, Delhi. The programme is going to proceed from 9 am and will end after the traditional flypast at 11:25 AM.

The parade will also have a short route other than lessen list of programmes. There will be no chief guests, fewer spectators, no children under 15 and fewer soldiers of Army and Navy will be present. PM inaugurated the Parade Ceremony by visiting National war Memorial.

Full event details

The event starts (10:30) Captain Preeti Choudhary of 140 Air defence Regiment leads upgraded Schika Weapon system.

(10:32 am) One of the first three female pilots of the country, Flt Lt Bhawna Kanth is part of Indian Air Force tableau at Republic day parade.

(10:35 am) India displays military might, cultural heritage at the Parade.

(10:38 am) Indian Navy's tableau with a theme of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' displayed at the parade.

(10:41 am) A contingent of National Security Guard march down Rajpath.

(10:42am) Light Combat Aircraft-Navy-Take off from INS Vikramaditya and Anti- Tank Guided Missiles.

(10:48am) NCC girls marched contingent led by Senior Under Officer Samruddhi Harshal, Maharashtra.

(10:50 am) the display of cultural tableaux begins by showing Ladakh. On Gujarat, it displayed a replica of Sun temple at Modhera.

(11:15 am) the tableau of the department of Biotechnology depicts the process of Covid-19 vaccine development through a process.

(11:27 am) UK president Boris Johnson said, " I look forward to visiting India later this year, strengthening our friendship and striving for a quantum leap in our relationship that PM Modi and I have both pledged to achieve ."

(11:30 am) Nepal PM KP Sharma Oil extends wishes on India's 72nd Republic day.

(11:40 am) One Rafale with 2 jaguars Deep penetration strike aircraft and 2 MiG- 29 Air Superiority Fighters, in Eklavya formation are the next to fly past, at height of 300m and speed of 780km/h.

(11:48am) the 'Trinetra' formation comprising of three So-30MKIs- the three aircraft split outwards and upwards, forming a 'Trishul in the sky'. The formation led by Gp Captain AK Mishra.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished on this auspicious occasion.

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