Republic Day Parade 2023 live updates: 'Baaz' formation with 3 Mig 29 multirole fighters on display at R-Day flypast (2024)

Republic Day 2023

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 26, 2023 13:08 IST

Colourful tableaux from Assam, Maharshatra, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand and several other states and Union Territories rolled down the Kartavya Path.

Republic Day Parade 2023 live updates: 'Baaz' formation with 3 Mig 29 multirole fighters on display at R-Day flypast (1)

Republic Day Live Updates: President Droupadi Murmu commenced the celebrations of the 74th Republic Day on Thursday. A multi-layer security cover is in place for the Republic Day celebrations in Delhi with police conducting anti-sabotage checks, verification drives and patrolling to thwart any untoward incident.

President Murmu unfurled the national flag at Kartavya Path which was followed by the national anthem and a customary 21 Gun Salute.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid solemn tributes to the fallen heroes by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial. Marching contingents of forces, BrahMos missile and battle tanks displayed India's military might during the parade at the Kartavya Path.

For the first time, Kartavya Path witnessed the 21-gun salute given to President Droupadi Murmu during the parade with 105mm Indian field guns, replacing the British-made 25-pounder guns.

Also, the marching contingent consists of three women and six Agniveers. In a first, a military contingent of the Egyptian Army also marched at the R-day parade today. The Egyptian military contingent has 144 personnel participating in the parade. The military assets which will be displayed during the parade include made-in-India equipment, showing the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Stay tuned with India Today for all the latest updates.

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Jan 26, 2023 14:56 IST

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Jan 26, 2023 13:59 IST

BSF exchange sweets with Pakistan Rangers at Attari-Wagah border

BSF (Border Security Force) exchanged sweets with Pakistan Rangers at the Attari-Wagah border on Republic Day.

Punjab | BSF (Border Security Force) exchanged sweets with Pakistan Rangers at the Attari-Wagah border today on #RepublicDay2023 pic.twitter.com/Q2agwrsDtq

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

Jan 26, 2023 13:06 IST

'Baaz' formation with 3 Mig 29 multirole fighters on display at R-Day flypast

'Baaz' formation comprising three Mig 29 multirole fighters at the 2023 Republic Day flypast were on display.

#WATCH | 'Baaz' formation comprising three Mig 29 multirole fighters at the 2023 Republic Day flypast

(Video source: Western Air Command, IAF) pic.twitter.com/WH5HaWbvsR

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

Jan 26, 2023 12:43 IST

R-Day fly-past: Poor visibility curtails excitement

Spectators could not fully enjoy the fly-past during the RepublicDay paradeat the Kartavya Pathas a layer of fog lowered visibility levels to around 800 metres in the national capital on Thursday.

The fly past is one of the major attractions during the parade.

People kept their phone cameras open but faced trouble capturing aircraft formations due to the layer of fog and smoke cloaking the capital.

Jan 26, 2023 12:24 IST

President's convoy heads back to Rashtrapati Bhavan

Escorted by President's Bodyguard, President Droupadi Murmu and R-Day parade Chief Guest, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El –Sisi depart from Kartavya Path to Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Delhi | Escorted by President's Bodyguard, President Droupadi Murmu and #RepublicDayParade Chief Guest, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El –Sisi depart from Kartavya Path to Rashtrapati Bhavan. pic.twitter.com/0LOwtdDX0J

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

Jan 26, 2023 12:17 IST

Republic Day parade at Kartavya Path concludes

With the National Anthem, the Republic Dayparade at Kartavya Path has concluded.

Delhi | With the National Anthem, the #RepublicDay2023 parade at Kartavya Path concludes. pic.twitter.com/AypWCAMPKj

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

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Jan 26, 2023 12:11 IST

Bengal R-Day tableau: Durga Puja on Kartavya Path

"Dhak", "dhunuchi" and women wearing white sarees with red border bowing to Maa, the culture of Durga Puja came alive on Kartavya Path as West Bengal showcased its Republic Day tableau with a festive spirit.

The tableau also highlighted local art and culture, officials told PTI.

Jan 26, 2023 12:04 IST

Former Prez Ram Nath Kovind unfurls Tricolour at his Delhi residence

Former President Ram Nath Kovind unfurls the Tricolour at his residence in Delhi on Republic Day.

Former President Ram Nath Kovind unfurls the Tricolour at his residence in Delhi, on #RepublicDay pic.twitter.com/DRXhX5Ot24

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

Jan 26, 2023 12:00 IST

50 aircraft perform air show as part of 74th R-day celebrations

50 aircraft perform air show as part of 74th R-day celebrations.The grand finale of the 74th Republic Day parade comprises 45 IAF aircraft, one from Indian Navy and four helicopters from Indian Army. But cloud cover played spoilsport.

The grand finale of the 74th Republic Day parade comprises 45 IAF aircraft, one from Indian Navy and four helicopters from Indian Army pic.twitter.com/2KwLqOYrZb

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

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Jan 26, 2023 11:59 IST

33 Dare Devils make 'Human Pyramid' on nine motorcycles

33 Dare Devils make 'Human Pyramid' on nine motorcycles on Kartavya Path

#RepublicDay2023 | 33 Dare Devils make 'Human Pyramid' on nine motorcycles on Kartavya Path pic.twitter.com/s7R3piu6Wo

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

Jan 26, 2023 11:56 IST

ICAR showcases millets in R-Day tableau as UN celebrates India's superfoods

Colourful patterns created using millet grains adorned the tableau of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the Republic Day parade on Kartavya Path, celebrating the International Year of Millets declared by the United Nations.

The tractor in front of the tableau was decorated with a rangoli of millets -- ivory coloured jowar, gray-brown pearls of bajra and deep red ragi grains -- showcasing a combination of traditional farming and modernity.India is a global leader in the production of millets with a harvest of 17.9 million tonnes in 2020-21 from across 21 states.

Jan 26, 2023 11:55 IST

R-Day: Schools for quality education to ST students theme of Tribal Affairs Ministry's tableau

The Tribal Affairs Ministry's tableau during the Republic Day parade depicted the government's efforts to provide quality education to Scheduled Tribes (ST) students in remote tribal areas through the Eklavya Model Residential Schools.

A girl on the frontage signified equality in educational opportunities provided at the residential schools. A globe in her hand symbolised her will to conquer the world with the power of knowledge.

Jan 26, 2023 11:55 IST

R-Day: Biodiversity conservation, cheetah reintroduction theme of CPWD's tableau

Bedecked with colourful flowers, the CPWD's tableau at the Republic Day parade depicted biodiversity conservation, including the reintroduction of cheetah in India 70 years after the spotted feline went extinct from the country.

The front part of the tableau showcased Cheetah, the only large carnivore that got completely wiped out from the country in 1952 due to over-hunting and habitat loss. (PTI)

Jan 26, 2023 11:54 IST

Daring motorcycle display by Corps of Signals Dare Devils team at Kartavya Path

Daring motorcycle display by Corps of Signals Dare Devils team at Kartavya Path on Republic Day.

Daring motorcycle display by Corps of Signals Dare Devils team at Kartavya Path on Republic Day pic.twitter.com/PMRgoorLku

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

Jan 26, 2023 11:53 IST

R-day celebrations at minus 15 degrees in Kargil

Republic Day celebrations are also underway at Kargil at -15 degrees Celsius.

Republic Day Parade 2023 live updates: 'Baaz' formation with 3 Mig 29 multirole fighters on display at R-Day flypast (2)

Jan 26, 2023 11:51 IST

Tableaux of various states show India's diverse culture

The tableau of Andhra Pradesh depicted 'Prabhala Theertham'- a festival of the peasantry during Makara Sankranti, at the Republic Day parade.Assam's tableau showed Ahom warrior Lachit Borphu*kan on a boat and the view of Maa Kamakhya temple

Uttarakhand's tableau depicted the Corbett National Park and Almora's Jageshwar Dham.Based on the theme 'Tourism and composite culture of Ladakh', its tableau exhibits the essence of the UT's harmonious relationship with nature and rest of the world.

Gujarat's tableau showed the renewable sources of energy on the theme 'Clean-Green energy Efficient Gujarat', at Republic Day 2023. Tripura's tableau with the theme 'Sustainable Livelihood through tourism and organic farming in Tripura with active participation of women', displayed at the Republic Day parade. It also showed Mahamuni Buddha Mandir.

Arunachal Pradesh, known as the land for the rising sun, its tableau showcased the potential for tourism in the fields of adventure, sports, ecology, culture, religion, history and archaeology.

The tableau of Jharkhand showed the famous Baidyanath Temple located in Deoghar. Lord Birsa Munda is depicted in the front of the tableau.The tableau of Jammu & Kashmir with its theme 'Naya J&K' showcased the holy Amarnath Shrine and Tulip gardens and lavender cultivation.

Kerala presented the tableau of 'Nari Shakti' and folk traditions of women empowerment. The tractor portrays Karthyayani Amma, the winner of Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2020 who top scored the literacy examination at the age of 96.

Uttar Pradesh's tableau at the Republic Day parade showcased the three-day Deepotsava celebrated in Ayodhya. Haryana's tableau reflected the design based on Bhagavad Gita. In its entirety, the tableau shows Lord Krishna serving as the charioteer of Arjun and giving him knowledge of Gita. The patterns on the sides of the trailer show various scenes from the battle of Mahabharat.

Jan 26, 2023 11:46 IST

Tableau displaying millets at Kartavya Path

A tableau of the Indian Council and Agricultural Research (ICAR) on the theme International Year of Millets 2023 was among the special attractions during the 74th Republic Day parade at Kartavya Path on Thursday. The tableau of ICAR depicted the flourishing crops of jowar, bajra, ragi, kutki and sanwa. Besides, the tractor in front of the tableau is decorated with a rangoli of millet grains.

Jan 26, 2023 11:45 IST

Haryana's tableau reflects design based on Bhagavad Gita

Haryana's tableau reflects design based on Bhagavad Gita. In its entirety, the tableau shows Lord Krishna serving as the charioteer of Arjun and giving him knowledge of Gita. The patterns on the sides of the trailer show various scenes from the battle of Mahabharat.

#RepublicDay | Haryana's tableau reflects design based on Bhagavad Gita. In its entirety, the tableau shows Lord Krishna serving as the charioteer of Arjun and giving him knowledge of Gita. The patterns on the sides of the trailer show various scenes from the battle of Mahabharat pic.twitter.com/5t3B5nJxuM

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

Jan 26, 2023 11:44 IST

Karnataka's tableau shows achievements of state's 3 women achievers.

Karnataka's tableau symbolically unveils exceptional achievements of state's 3 women achievers. Sulagitti Narasamma - a midwife, Tulsi Gowda Halakki - known as 'Vruksha Maate' & Saalumarada Thimmakka are noted names due to their selfless contribution to society.

#RepublicDay | Karnataka's tableau symbolically unveils exceptional achievements of state's 3 women achievers.

Sulagitti Narasamma - a midwife, Tulsi Gowda Halakki - known as 'Vruksha Maate' & Saalumarada Thimmakka are noted names due to their selfless contribution to society. pic.twitter.com/AYHBdwj48k

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

Jan 26, 2023 11:41 IST

'Nari Shakti' depicted in Central Armed Police Force's tableau at parade

'Nari Shakti' was depicted in Central Armed Police Force's tableau at the 74th Republic Day parade.

'Nari Shakti' depicted in Central Armed Police Force's tableau at the 74th Republic Day parade pic.twitter.com/z7dgu46ChO

— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2023

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