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.
9:10 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the nation on the occasion.
गणतंत्र दिवस की सभी देशवासियों को बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं। #RepublicDay greetings to everyone.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 26, 2017
President Pranab Mukherjee also tweeted warm greetings
Warm greetings to Government and people of Australia on their National Day #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) January 26, 2017
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.
9:00 AM: The Republic Day parade is scheduled to begin at 9:50 am.