Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicRepublic Day parade

Topic: Republic Day parade

Indian Army displays Centurion, PT-76 tanks that played major role in 1971 war in R-Day parade

The detachment of Centurion tank of The Poona Horse regiment was led by Captain Rahul Sharma. Centurion was the main stay of the Indian Army in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

All the noise on Indian democracy hides the silence on idea of republic. It’s unhealthy

We analyse Indian democracy a lot but not India’s republic. It is because elections are entertaining like cricket where citizens aren't the stars.

Unvaccinated people, children below 15 yrs barred from attending Republic Day parade

Delhi Police said visitors will need to bring their vaccination certificate, must adhere to social distancing and wear face masks during the programme at Rajpath.

5000-8000 visitors to be allowed at Republic Day parade, down from 25,000 last year

Defence ministry officials said the numbers have been significantly curtailed to maintain proper social distancing and ensure the parade does not become a super spreader event.

Politics or procedure? What’s behind Bengal-Kerala-Modi govt Republic Day tableaux fracas

Expert committee of prominent person selects tableaux in multi-tiered process, say govt sources. Bengal & Kerala had alleged ‘political vendetta’ behind rejection of their ideas.

Foreign dignitary unlikely at Republic Day parade, 24,000 people to be in attendance

India was planning to invite leaders of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, but parade may not have any chief guest, sources in defence establishment said.

Delhi court grants interim protection from arrest to Lakha Sidhana in R-Day violence case

The court granted Sidhana protection from any coercive action till July 19. Recently, he was granted interim protection from arrest till 3 July in another Republic Day violence case.

Defence ties with India to get ‘new dimension’ — Bangladesh contingent leader after R-Day march

Colonel Mohammad Mohtashim Hyder Chowdhury tells ThePrint participating in India's Republic Day parade will have 'positive impact for the future'.

Internet services on mobile devices suspended in Kashmir due to Republic Day

Suspension of internet services in Kashmir on Republic Day and Independence Day has been part of the security drill since 2005 when militants used a mobile phone to trigger a blast.

Was looking forward to celebrating Republic day in India but Covid kept me back — UK PM

UK PM Boris Johnson extended his greetings to India on 72nd Republic Day and spoke of strengthening the relationship between India and United Kingdom.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.