REPUBLIC DAY PARADE

  • IAF's Pooja Thakur 'feels good' to be appreciated by Obama January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Surprised at receiving a compliment from Barack Obama on Tuesday, Wing Commander Pooja Thakur, who led the Inter-Service Guard of Honour inspected by the US President at Rashtrapati Bhavan, said "it feels good". Addressing a Town Hall function here this morning, Obama said the sight of "incredible" Indian women...
  • Why did government hold back display of military might at Republic Day parade, asks Congress January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: As India showcased its rich cultural diversity and military might with the US President Barack Obama watching on Monday at the 66th Republic Day parade, Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned why the government did not display its strategic assets this time. Citing a report, the former Union minister...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama, Modi witness 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath January 26, 2015

    India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday with US President Barack Obama as the special guest of the ceremonial parade. Obama is the first American President to be the chief guest at the parade. ...
  • India showcases cultural heritage, military prowess at Republic Day parade, gets applaud from Obama January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: India's military prowess and achievements in different fields, state-of-the-art defence platforms, its diverse cultural and social traditions was put on diplay at the 66th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Monday. US President Barack Obama was the Chief Guest of the event becoming the first American President...
  • Republic Day special: Patriotic songs that remain etched in our minds January 26, 2015

    It's been 66 years since independent India formed its constitution that made us a country with laws and a civil society. 66 years might seem like a long time but it probably isn't time to forget the unbelievable sacrifices and struggles of those freedom fighters of the now free India....
  • India's military might on display at 66th Republic Day celebrations; as it happened January 26, 2015

    India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday with US President Barack Obama as the special guest of the ceremonial parade. Obama is the first American President to be the chief guest at the parade. ...
  • India's Republic Day: Google's tableau doodle joins the parade January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: To mark India's 66th Republic Day, Google continued with its tradition of posting a doodle on its India home page. This year's Google India's Republic Day doodle features a tableau showcasing India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan, two New Delhi landmarks that are symbolic of the Republic of India.At...
  • Armored 'Beast' in city for Barack Obama's Republic Day ride January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The stunning features of the US Presidential vehicle makes it clear why the Secret Service wants to unleash the 'Beast' during President Barack Obama's Republic Day outing in Delhi. If Obama does indeed follow the protocol and arrives with President Pranab Mukherjee at Rajpath, he will possibly be the...
  • Delhi Police releases traffic advisory, key roads closed for Republic Day parade rehearsal January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Several arterial roads in the proximity of Rajpath and those leading to Red Fort such as Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Subhash Marg will remain closed for normal traffic for the full dress rehearsal of Republic Day parade tomorrow morning. The parade, which will start at 9.50...
  • No drones to monitor Republic Day parade as Rajpath, nearby areas declared no-fly zone January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Republic Day parade will not be monitored by drones as the authorities have declared that Rajpath and nearby areas as no-fly zone after the apprehensions from American security agencies any flying object can be used as a weapon to launch attack. US President Barack Obama will be the...
  • Republic Day parade a proud moment for all of us: Sqdrn Ldr Sneha Shekhawat January 19, 2015

    Sqdrn Ldr Sneha Shekhawat who will be marching for the second time in the Republic Day parade. She feels that it is a proud moment. ...
  • Mangalyaan, Swacch Abhiyan inspire Republic Day performances January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: India's maiden Mars mission 'Mangalyaan' and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship project 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' are among the themes of the cultural performances at the Republic Day parade. A total 1200 students, from six schools and various cultural centres, will participate in the event, which will also feature traditional...
  • For US President Obama, Republic Day parade may be a bit too breathtaking January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: It may not rain on President Barack Obama's parade when he comes to New Delhi this month for the Republic Day celebrations at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But, judging by the smog cloaking the capital on Thursday as motorcycle stunt men rehearsed for the Jan. 26...
  • US unhappy over Putin's India trip, no change in Obama's plans December 13, 2014

    Washington: The US is unhappy over India doing "business as usual" with Russia, but it will have no effect on President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India which remains an "important partner." "No. India remains an important partner," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday when asked whether deals...
  • Modi invites Obama to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at 2015 Republic Day celebrations. PM tweeted about the invite sent out to Obama. "This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over...invited President Obama to be the 1st US President to...
  • Groundtoair security cover for Modi's PM swearingin ceremony May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A groundtoair security cover on par with the Republic Day parade will be put in place for Narendra Modi's swearing in as India's 15th Prime Minister on Monday which will be attended by top leaders of neighbouring countries and around 3,000 other select guests. Delhi Police said...
  • Snapshot: Ranbir Kapoor, Preity Zinta attend Mumbai's Republic Day parade January 26, 2014

    Despite their hectic work schedules, actors Ranbir Kapoor and Preity Zinta made sure they participated in Mumbai's Republic Day Parade today. While Preity wore a pink suit, Ranbir too sported a traditional look wearing maroon kurtapyjama with a black jacket. Mumbai witnessed a dazzling Republic Day celebration, with a parade...
  • India celebrates 65th Republic Day, honours its heroes January 26, 2014

    As India celebrated its 65th Republic Day, Reserve Inspector Prasad Babu of Hyderabad was awarded posthumously for laying down his life in April 2013 while battling Maoists near the Andhra PradeshChhattisgarh border. Shri Prasad Babu had singlehandedly held off over 200 maoists allowing his comrades to retreat to safety ...
  • Colour, courage on display as India celebrates its 65th Republic Day January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a multifaceted majestic display of its might, India on Sunday celebrated its 65th Republic Day portraying its rich culture, achievements in diverse fields and the military prowess at the parade at Rajpath. Marching down from the President House at Raisina Hills to the Red Fort, the parade showcased...
  • Republic Day parade 2014 A curtain raiser January 26, 2014

    The recently acquired stateoftheart Defence platforms, the military prowess, the country's rich and unique cultural diversities and the nation's achievements in diverse fields will come alive at the historic Rajpath when the country celebrates its 65th Republic Day tomorrow. The highlights of this year's Parade will be the display of...
  • Nation gets emotional, honours its bravehearts on 65th Republic Day January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India is celebrating its 65th Republic Day on Sunday. Ahead of the parade, the national capital has been turned into a fortress with over 50,000 security men including paramilitary forces, manning every nook and corner of the city. Over 35,000 armed men will be guarding the parade...
  • 25 children given National Bravery awards, to take part in Republic Day parade January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of India's 64th Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh awarded 25 students with the National Bravery Award on Friday for showing exemplary courage. These children have been tested and challenged by life yet all of them have overcome their fears and emerged courageous in different ways. The...
  • Read: Themes of Republic Day tableaux January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: This year's Republic Day parade will see 18 tableaus march on the Rajpath showcasing the splendour of Indian states and portraying themes ranging from heritage, culture, art & crafts, biotechnology, sustainable agriculture and environment. This year's tableaux component comprises 13 states and five Union Ministries / Departments. The northern...
  • Republic Day tableaux to serve up a slice of India January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: From the construction of the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel in Kashmir to a tribute to Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika, and from the story of the valiant Tipu Sultan to an evocation of the confluence of nomadic tribes in Jammu and Kashmir, these are some of the themes which...
  • Traffic restrictions for RDay Parade rehearsal tomorrow January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In wake of the full dress rehearsal of Republic Day Parade on Thursday, Delhi Police on Wednesday issued a traffic advisory asking people to avoid roads leading to Rajpath in the morning hours as it would remain close for vehicles. The parade will start around 9.50 am from Vijay...
  • Chinese media highlights Agni V in Republic Day parade January 26, 2013

    Beijing: The display of India's military strength, specially the intercontinental ballistic missile AgniV, has been highlighted by Chinese official media here on January 26. The highlight of the 100minute Republic Day parade was the display of nuclearcapable AgniV, capable of striking targets some 6,000 km away, staterun Xinhua news agency...
  • Kiran Bedi recalls leading a contingent on RDay parade in 1975 January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Thirtyeight years ago on the same day, country's first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi created history when she led Delhi Police contingent at the Republic Day parade. Bedi, the then Assistant Superintendent of Police (Chanakyapuri) at the age of 26, became the first woman to lead a contingent...
  • 64th Republic Day: The highlights of the parade January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: 11.41: Ceremonies culminate as the national anthem is played. Tricoloured balloons are released. 11.36 am: The Indian Army's tornado bikers performed gravitydefying stunts followed by a mindboggling display of manoeuvres and complex formations by the Indian Air Force. 11.23 am: Schoolgoing children present dances on various themes. 11:05: I&B Ministry tableau...
  • On 64th Republic Day, Pranab asks India to reset its moral compass January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: India celebrates its 64th Republic Day on Saturday. The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Wangchuk, will be the chief guest for the event. The Delhi Police and the paramilitary forces have left no stone unturned in ensuring that the event passes off peacefully. According to the Delhi Police,...