Obama at Republic Day parade: As it happened


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.

11:46 am:

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.

11:23 am:

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