In a first, all-women contingents of the three Services march across Rajpath during this year’s parade.
12:03 pm: Republic Day parade comes to a close as tricolour balloons are released into the air.
11: 57 am: Huge applause for the Indian Nay’s P-81 as it flies above Rajpath
11: 51 am: The Air-Force Flypast now begins. MI-35 helicopters fly past saluting dais at 240 kmph
11:49 am: Border Security Force’s motorcycle display ‘Janbaz’ gets a huge round of applause! This is one of the major attractions of the parade every year.
11: 40 am: Students from a Saket school present a dance on India’s Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan
11:35 am: Prime Minister Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign shown as a dance performance by students wearing blue, black and white
11:31 am: Rajpath covered in colours as dance performances start
11:29 am: 24 children, including 4 posthumously, have been presented Bravery Medals.
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