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January 26, 2021 / 01:03 PM IST

Republic Day 2021 Highlights: R-Day parade ends with Rafale carrying out a 'Vertical Charlie' formation

Republic Day 2021 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to martyred soldiers at the National War Memorial in Delhi on Republic Day. Farmers to hold a tractor parade in the national capital on the day.

Republic Day 2021 Highlights: India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today. On the occasion, India is displaying its military might and cultural heritage at Rajpath. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, only 25,000 people are allowed to attend the ceremony at Rajpath as opposed to over one lakh spectators who usually attended the event every year. The parade is shorter this year. Instead
of marching up to the Red Fort, the parade will end at the national stadium. Only tableaux will be allowed at the Red Fort. Ahead of the ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to martyred soldiers at the National War Memorial. Checking and frisking at Rajghat will be done by personnel in PPE kits, with mask and face shield, keeping in line with COVID-19 protocols. The day will also witness a tractor parade by farmers, who are protesting against the three farm laws enacted in September 2020. The Samkyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 41 unions leading protests against the Centre's farm laws, said their tractor parade will not enter central Delhi and it will start only after the official Republic Day parade on Rajpath concludes.
  • January 26, 2021 / 01:02 PM IST

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  • January 26, 2021 / 12:50 PM IST

    Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | The 72nd Republic Day celebrated at Indian High Commission in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Indians in Dhaka participated in the event enthusiastically. High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami hailed the spirit of India on this occasion.

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  • January 26, 2021 / 12:41 PM IST

    Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | The newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft featured for the first time in India's Republic Day flypast as it carried out the 'Brahmastra' formation alone and was part of the 'Eklavya' formation with four other fighter jets. The fighter jet conducted Eklavya formation by flying at a height of around 300 meter along with two Jagaur and two MIG-29 aircraft. The five jets resembled a V shape with Rafale leading the pack.

    Read more | Rafale aircraft makes debut on Republic Day flypast

  • January 26, 2021 / 12:29 PM IST

    Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel unfurled the national flag in Baster on 72nd R-Day.

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  • January 26, 2021 / 11:52 AM IST

    Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Twitter: A proud moment for Punjab as iconic state tableau depicting the ninth Sikh Guru Sri Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji's 400th Birth Anniversary captivates audiences at the National Republic Day Parade. We are blessed to be celebrating the momentous occasion during our lives.

  • January 26, 2021 / 11:47 AM IST

    Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | The 72nd R-Day parade culminates with a single Rafale aircraft flying at a speed of 900km/hr carrying out a ‘Vertical Charlie’. The aircraft is piloted by Gp Capt Harkirat Singh, Shaurya Chakra, Commanding Officer of 17 Squadron with Sqn Ldr Kislaykant.

  • January 26, 2021 / 11:44 AM IST

    Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | One Rafale with two Jaguar Deep penetration strike aircraft and two MiG-29 Air Superiority Fighters, in 'Eklavya’ formation are the next to fly past, at a height of 300 m and speed of 780 km/h. The formation is led by Gp Capt Rohit Kataria, Flight Commander of 17 Squadron.

  • January 26, 2021 / 11:39 AM IST

    Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | One Rafale with two Jaguar Deep penetration strike aircraft and two MiG-29 Air Superiority Fighters, in 'Eklavya’ formation are the next to fly past, at a height of 300m and speed of 780 km/h. The formation is led by Gp Capt Rohit Kataria, Flight Commander of 17 Squadron. (ANI)

  • January 26, 2021 / 11:38 AM IST

    Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | Earlier, students of Mount Abu Public School and Vidya Bharti School, Rohini, Delhi performed on the theme of Aatmanirbhar Bharat at Rajpath on 72nd R-Day parade.

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  • January 26, 2021 / 11:35 AM IST

    Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | 'Rudra’ formation comprising a Dakota aircraft flanked by 2 Mi-17 IV helicopters. Dakotas were instrumental in airlifting troops into Kashmir Valley to repel invaders from across the border in 1947. They played a significant role in the Tangail airdrop leading to Bangladesh's liberation. (ANI)

  • January 26, 2021 / 11:32 AM IST

    Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | Jamnagar MP Poonamben Maadam on Twitter: Jamnagar is known for its rich culture. Proud to see Honourable PM Narendra Modi in a 'Halari Paghdi' from Jamnagar on the occasion of Republic Day.

    (Image: Twitter/@mannkibaat)

      Republic Day 2021 LIVE Updates | Jamnagar MP Poonamben Maadam on Twitter:  Jamnagar is known for its rich culture. Proud to see Honourable PM Narendra Modi in a 'Halari Paghdi' from Jamnagar on the occasion of Republic Day. 

  (Image: Twitter/@mannkibaat)
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