Republic Day parade updates: Today, as India celebrates its 71st Republic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid wreath at the National War Memorial at India Gate. He paid respect to the falln soldiers at the National War Memorial along with the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) and the three service chiefs before proceeding for the Republic Day parade.
Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro is the chief guest at the event.
The parade will start from Vijay Chowk and pass through Rajpath, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar (BSZ) Marg, Netaji Subhash Marg and proceed for the Red Fort. The President of India – Ramnath Kovind -will unfurl the national flag.
India will showcase its military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress during the 90-minute parade, in which twenty tableaux – 16 from States and Union Territories and six from various ministries will roll down the Rajpath.