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Republic Day 2022 Highlights: Parade ends with splendid flypast, celebrations go on

  • 73rd Republic Day Live Updates: On the eve of Republic Day, President Ram Nath Kovind approved conferment of 128 Padma awards, along with 384 gallantry and other defence decorations to armed forces personnel and others.
Flypast, the most awaited segment of the Republic Day parade.
Updated on Jan 27, 2022 06:40 PM IST
By, New Delhi

India is celebrating the 73rd Republic Day today as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorating 75 years of independence. The Republic Day parade this year is showcasing India's military might, cultural diversity and many unique initiatives to mark the celebration of the 75th year of independence.

The grand Republic Day parade started at 10:30am today amid foggy weather. As per tradition, the national flag was unfurled followed by the National Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute, presented by Ceremonial Battery of 871 Field Regiment.

The celebrations commenced on January 23 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Netaji's 125th birth anniversary, unveiled the hologram statue of the freedom fighter at India Gate in Delhi on Sunday.

Also Read | Republic Day 2022: History, significance, why the day is celebrated and all you need to know

As many as 75 aircraft of the Indian Air Force conducted a flypast showcasing the India's military prowess at the event. For the first time, the defence ministry presented videos from the cockpit as the helicopters and aircraft flew over Rajpath. The Centre also installed 10 large LED screens, five on each side of Rajpath, for spectators at the location. The guest list was cut short this year to ensure necessary Covid protocols.

On the eve of Republic Day celebrations, President Ram Nath Kovind approved awards of 384 gallantry and other defence decorations to armed forces personnel and others.

The Centre also announced the Padma awards on Tuesday. The President approved the conferment of 128 Padma awards this year, including two duo cases, in which the award is counted as one. The list comprises four Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri awards.

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  • Thu, 27 Jan 2022 06:40 PM

    Watch PM Modi greet Republic Day spectators; Gives warm farewell to President's horse Virat

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 01:52 PM

    BSF 176 Battalion, Bangladesh border guards exchange sweets at Fulbari

    176 Battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF) and 18 BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) exchanged sweets at Fulbari at the India-Bangladesh border near Siliguri.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 01:30 PM

    President's bodyguard horse Virat retires from service

    President's bodyguard horse Virat, who was included in the bodyguard family in 2003.

    President’s bodyguard horse Virat retired from service today after being awarded the Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Medal this year. President Kovind, PM Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh bid him farewell on the occasion. Read more

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 12:59 PM

    Spectacular performance of BSF's Seema Bhawani team at Rajpath

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 12:58 PM

    In a first, ministry of civil aviation presents tableau in Republic Day parade

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 12:19 PM

    Republic Day parade ends with splendid flypast

    The grand parade of the Republic Day 2022 at Rajpath comes to an end with a splendid flypast of the Indian Armed forces. President Kovind leaves, Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he walks past the refurbished Rajpath.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 12:15 PM

    Watch | Cockpit video of ‘Baaz’ formation by Rafale, Jaguar, MiG-29 UPG, Su-30 MI in 7 aircraft arrowhead

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 12:13 PM

    Five Rafale in ‘Vinaash’ formation, fly over Rajpath in arrow shape

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:59 AM

    75 aircraft, helicopters fly past Rajpath in different formations

    To celebrate India's 75th year of Independence, 75 aircraft, helicopters make different formations as they fly past Rajpath.

    Vintage as well as current modern aircraft/helicopters like Rafale, Sukhoi, Jaguar, Mi-17, Sarang, Apache and Dakota display various formations, including Rahat, Meghna, Eklavya, Trishul, Tiranga, Vijay and Amrit.

    For the first time IAF has coordinated with Doordarshan to show cockpit videos during the fly past.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:43 AM

    In a first, dancers perform during Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav at Rajpath

    For the first time, dancers who perform during the cultural programme at the parade have been selected through a nation-wide competition ‘Vande Bharatam’, jointly organised by Ministries of Defence and Culture.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:33 AM

    Haryana presents its tableaux with theme 'number one in sports'

    Haryana's tableau showcases a life-sized statue of Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra. Notably, Haryana had bagged 4 out of the 7 medals India won in Tokyo Olympics 2020. In Paralympics 2020, too, out of the 19 medals won by the country, Haryana's players bagged 6.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:27 AM

    Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka and J&K tableaux at Republic Day parade

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:26 AM

    Goa's tableau presents ‘symbols of Goan Heritage’

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:24 AM

    Uttarakhand showcases models of Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, Dobra-Chanti Bridge and Badrinath Temple

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:22 AM

    Gujarat showcases ‘tribal movement’ of ancestors

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:19 AM

    Meghalaya pays tribute to women-led co-operatives in its tableaux

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:14 AM

    BSF's camel-mounted band contingent parades on Rajpath

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:13 AM

    Tableaux of 12 states march down Rajpath

    The contingents are followed by tableaux of 12 States/Union Territories and nine Ministries/Departments, which have been prepared on various themes under ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

     

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:10 AM

    Air Force presents its prowess with scaled-down aircraft, helicopter models

    The Air Force tableau, titled ‘Indian Air Force, Transforming for the Future’, showcases scaled down models of MiG-21, Gnat, Light Combat Helicopter and Rafale aircraft, as well as the Aslesha radar.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:06 AM

    Indian Navy contingent showcases multi-dimensional capabilities, key inductions under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

    Indian Navy's contingent comprised of 96 young sailors and four officers led by Lt Cdr Aanchal Sharma as Contingent Commander. The Naval Tableau showcases the multi-dimensional capabilities of the Indian Navy and highlight the key inductions under 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'. 

    The ongoing 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' also finds a special mention in the tableau.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:03 AM

    J&K Light Infantry, in Indian Army Uniform of 1970s, marches down Rajpath

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:59 AM

    Assam Regiment contingent comprises troops from all 7 north eastern states

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:55 AM

    India's military might at the Republic Day parade

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:52 AM

    India showcases its military might at the Republic Day parade 

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:45 AM

    First contingent showcases world's only serving active Horse Cavalry Regiment

    The first contingent is of the 61 Cavalry, showcasing the only serving active Horse Cavalry Regiment in the world.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:43 AM

    Parade begins with flypast by Mi-17V5 helicopters

    Four Mi-17V5 helicopters of the 155 helicopter unit flying in a wineglass formation at Republic Day parade.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:33 AM

    National flag unfurled with booming 21-gun salute

    As per tradition, the national flag was unfurled followed by the National Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute, presented by Ceremonial Battery of 871 Field Regiment.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:24 AM

    'Shubh swagatam' for President Kovind as he arrives at Rajpath, parade to begin shortly

    President Ram Nath Kovind arrives at the saluting base at Rajpath. The Republic Day parade will begin shortly.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:20 AM

    PM Modi arrives at Rajpath for the grand parade

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Rajpath for the Republic Day parade.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:20 AM

    President Kovind leaves for Rajpath, parade to begin shortly

    President Ram Nath Kovind leaves for Rajpath. The grand parade will begin at 10:30am.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:15 AM

    BSF, Pakistan Army exchange sweets and greetings at Attari-Wagah border

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:09 AM

    PM Modi lays wreath at National War Memorial

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the National War Memorial, paid tribute to the fallen heroes of the Indian Armed Forces with a two-minute silence.

    He will then walk towards Rajpath where the Republic Day parade will begin shortly.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:07 AM

    PM Modi, along with Rajnath Singh, arrives at National War Memorial to pay tributes to fallen heroes

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:04 AM

    'To all those brave soldiers...': Rajnath Singh unfurls national flag at his residence, pays tribute to

    Union defence minister Rajnath Singh unfurls national flag at his residence on the occassion of Republic Day.


    "I extend my greetings to all Indians on this Republic Day. I also pay tributes to all those brave soldiers who laid their lives for the country," he says, speaking to reporters at his residence.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 09:51 AM

    DRDO to display two tableaux today

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will have two tableaux at the Republic Day parade today. The first one, titled ‘Suite of Indigenously Developed Sensors, Weapons and Electronic Warfare Systems for LCA Tejas’, will display an indigenously-developed Advanced Electronically Scanned Array Radar; five different aerial launched weapons and an Electronic Warfare Jammer to further enhance the capabilities of fourth generation LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas.


    The second one, titled ‘Air Independent Propulsion System’, will showcase the indigenously-developed AIP System for propelling the Indian Naval submarines underwater, powered by indigenously-developed fuel cells with a novel onboard hydrogen generator.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 09:03 AM

    BJP chief JP Nadda unfurls national flag at party headquarters in Delhi

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:41 AM

    India celebrates a Republic Day of many firsts

    The 73rd Republic Day will have many first time events and celebrations at the grand parade. Here are a few:

    • The parade begins at 10:30am, half an hour later than usual due to fog conditions in Delhi.
    • The parade will begin with a flypast of 75 aircraft and helicopters by the Indian Air Force.
    • In another first, 480 dancers, to perform during the cultural programme, have been selected through a nationwide Vande Bharatam dance competition.
    • A National Cadet Corps 'Shaheedon Ko Shat Shat Naman' programme is scheduled to take place and it will be projected on the large LED screens at Rajpath.

    Read more here

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:26 AM

    ITBP celebrate Republic Day at 11,000 feet, minus 20 degrees Celsius

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:23 AM

    PM Modi to visit National War Memorial to start Republic Day celebrations

    The Republic Day Parade ceremony will commence with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial.

    This is the first time the Prime Minister will not pay tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti or the eternal flame as it has been merged with the National War Memorial.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 07:45 AM

    PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh extend greetings on Republic Day

    “Happy 73rd Republic Day to all. I bow down to the jawans who gave their all to keep the pride, unity and integrity of the Republic of India. Let us all today resolve to ensure our commitment to the democratic values of freedom. Jai Hind,” said home minister Amit Shah.

    Rajnath Singh extended wishes saying, “This is an occasion to celebrate our democracy and cherish the ideas and values enshrined in our Constitution. Praying for the continued progress and prosperity of our country.”

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 07:04 AM

    Nepal President, PM extend Republic Day greetings

    Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari, PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, and Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka, extend felicitations on the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day.

  • Wed, 26 Jan 2022 06:45 AM

    Security beefed up in Delhi ahead of Republic Day parade

    Security arrangements have been tightened in Delhi ahead of the grand celebrations amid a warning regarding drone attacks in the national capital. Multi-layer security systems, including an anti-drone system, have been installed and are searching for suspicious people.

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