Delhi Republic Day parade

The Delhi Republic Day parade is the largest and most important of the parades marking the Republic Day celebrations in India. The parade takes place every year on 26 January at Kartavya Path, New Delhi. It is the main attraction of India's Republic Day celebrations, which last for three days. The first parade was held in 1950, and it has been held every year since. The cultural pageant is a symbol of a diverse but united India.[2]

Delhi Republic Day parade
Clockwise from top left: CISF marching contingent (2017); tableau of Karnataka (2010); a C-17 Globemaster flanked by two Su-30 MKIs (2018); T-90 tanks (2016); daredevil riders of BSF (2014); bird’s eye view of Kartavya Path (2013).
GenreNational patriotic parade
Begins26 January
Ends26 January
Location(s)New Delhi, India
Most recent2023
Previous event26 January 2023
Next event26 January 2024
Organised byMinistry of Defence[1]

The parade marches from the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the Kartvya Path to India Gate and from there to Red Fort. It opens with the unfurling of the national flag by the President of India(Draupadi Murmu). This is followed by marching from several regiments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, along with their bands. tableaux from various states signifying their cultures are displayed. A beating retreat ceremony signifies the end of the parade.

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