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Republic Day Live: Prime Minister Modi, President Pranab greet nation on Twitter

India is celebrating its 68th Republic Day on Thursday. The day is marked by a grand parade in the national capital, New Delhi.

Parade will showcase India’s military strength and achievements in a range of areas and its diverse culture at the Rajpath.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest of the Republic Day parade.

A contingent of 179 UAE soldiers will lead the Republic Day parade this year.

Live updates

9:15 AM:

9:10 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the nation on the occasion.

President Pranab Mukherjee also tweeted warm greetings

9:05 AM: For the first time, a contingent of the National Security Guard (NSG), popularly known as the Black Cat Commandoes, will march-past the Rajpath.

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9:00 AM: The Republic Day parade is scheduled to begin at 9:50 am.

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Republic Day Live: Prime Minister Modi, President Pranab greet nation on Twitter