Republic Day 2021 Updates: Parade at Rajpath Culminates With Rafale Aircraft Carrying Out 'Vertical Charlie' (View Pics)

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New Delhi, January 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying tribute to the fallen soldiers by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial at the India Gate on the occasion of Republic Day. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also unfurled the tricolour at his residence today.

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Republic Day parade has culminated with a single Rafale aircraft flying at a speed of 900km/hr carrying out a ‘Vertical Charlie’. The aircraft is piloted by Gp Capt Harkirat Singh, Shaurya Chakra, Commanding Officer of 17 Squadron with Sqn Ldr Kislaykant.

Rafale Aircraft Carrying Out Vertical Charlie:

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'Eklavya' Formation by Rafale :


Cultural Tableaux Begins:

India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday. The day is marked by a grand parade and entertaining traditional performances. However, this year, the Republic Day Parade 2021 will be organised amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Republic Day 2021 Wishes: PM Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Amit Shah & Others Greet People on India's 72nd Ganatantra Diwas.

PM Modi Leads the Nation in Paying Tribute to Fallen Soldiers at India Gate:

On the occasion of Republic Day today, PM Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Amit Shah and others have wished people on India's 72nd Ganatantra Diwas.

Apart from tableaus of armed forces, 17 tableaus from different states and nine tableaus from different ministries/departments of the central government and paramilitary forces and six from the ministry of defence will also be on display during the annual parade.