REPUBLIC DAY PARADE

  • Modi invites Obama to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations 3 days ago

    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,...
  • AgniV to be the star attraction at Republic Day parade January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Long Range Ballistic Missile AgniV and Airborne Early Warning and Control System will be some of the major attractions of the DRDO tableau during the Republic Day parade. DRDO had successfully test fired the Agni5 in April last year and had entered the elite club of nations to...
  • Antirape protesters may disrupt Republic Day parade: Police January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Antirape protesters demanding justice for the 23yearold gangrape victim may disrupt the Republic Day parade, a top police officer said in New Delhi on Monday. According to intelligence inputs, some groups have been identified that may try to create trouble during the parade. "We have got some inputs. We will...
  • IAF team led by woman adjudged best in parade January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force's (IAF) Republic Day parade contingent, which was led by a woman officer for the first time in its 63yearold history, has been adjudged he best marching team this year. Among the three services, IAF's marching contingent has been selected as the best. BSF has got the...
  • Women lead Air Force contingent at RDay parade January 26, 2012

    New Delhi: India celebrated its 63rd Republic Day on Thursday with a fabulous show of military might and cultural splendor. The main ceremonial parade was held in the capital with Thailand's first woman Prime Minister Yinluck Shinawatra as the guest of honour. What made the celebration even more special was...
  • India displays military might on RDay parade January 26, 2012

    New Delhi: An impressive display of armour and unmanned aerial vehicles recently added to India's military prowess was on full display at the 63rd Republic Day parade on Thursday that also showcased the country's rich heritage. The early morning chill did not deter people along the 8kmparade route as they gathered...
  • IAF bags best marching contingent award January 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has bagged the 'Best Marching Contingent' award amongst the three Services at this year's Republic Day Parade while the IndoTibetan Border Police has been adjudged the best amongst the paramilitary. More than 10 contingents of the three Services marched on the Rajpath and included horsemounted...
  • Sonia does not attend Republic Day parade January 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi was conspicuous by her absence at the Republic Day parade and at the "At Home" hosted by President Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. There was no comment from either the party or her office about the...
  • MiniIndia on display at Republic Day parade January 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Colourful tableaux depicting the myriad hues of country's diversity, a vibrant performance by students and armed forces in full battle regalia the Republic Day parade today had 'miniIndia' in itself. Marching down from the Raisina Hills to Red Fort, the parade showcased India's 'unity in diversity' and the...
  • Republic Day: security beefed up across country January 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Republic Day parade, most cities will step up security post midnight of the January 25 but this year, security arrangements around the country are not as intense as the previous years. On the 26th though, in the Capital, the parade route, near India gate will have...
  • Dozens of CCTVs to monitor Rday parade route January 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Close to 100 CCTVs will help security personnel keep a hawkeyed vigil on the eight kilometre stretch between Rajpath and Red Fort in the run up to the Republic Day celebrations when India showcases its military might and cultural diversity. According to a senior police official, 90 CCTVs will...
  • 100 CCTVs to keep watch on RDay parade route January 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Close to 100 CCTVs will help security personnel keep a hawkeyed vigil on the eight kilometre stretch between Rajpath and Red Fort in the run up to the Republic Day celebrations when India showcases its military might and cultural diversity. According to a senior police official, 90 CCTVs...
  • India's Republic Day security | Air attack feared January 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Troops stepped up patrols in many parts of India and cities were on high alert as the country prepared its Republic Day celebrations on Monday only two months after the Mumbai attacks. Police said they killed two suspected Pakistani militants after a predawn car chase on Sunday at Noida...
  • Air attack feared, Delhi turns fortress for RDay January 25, 2009

    New Delhi: A day ahead of the Republic Day, the Government has increased security in the national Capital. No choppers will be allowed within flying range of Delhi and Chandigarh for the next few days. This decision was taken after security agencies informed that Pakistanbased terror groups were planning to carry...
  • Awards, participation for NSG commandos in RD parade January 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The 'Heroes of Mumbai' will be the major attraction at the Republic Day parade this year, with the National Security Guard (NSG) sending a contingent to join the other uniformed services to march on the Rajpath for the first time in its history. "The NSG...