India News World News

LIVE: Republic Day Parade in India Welcome 10 ASEAN Leaders – 26th January 2018

Live Republic Day Parade in India

India celebrates its 69th Republic Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hosting 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASEAN guests of Honour at the ceremonial parade being gather at Rajpath in New Delhi.

The parade is presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Republic Day Celebrations in India Nearly 60,000 security personnel call from the Delhi Police and central security forces deploy in Central Delhi.

There is a thick security blanket to ensure peaceful celebrations in Indian national capital.

Special teams, anti-aircraft guns and snipers are in action every seconds to keep a vigil on the eight-km parade route from Rajpath to Red Fort.

Hundreds of CCTV cameras as well as drones are watching people’s movements along the parade route.

The Republic Day parade began at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate. Where PM Modi paid homage to the soldiers who died in the line of duty.

The National Anthem play with a 21-gun salute after the unfurling of the tricolour. India’s military might is on full display during the annual celebrations.

In 2018 Head of 10 Countries are invited by Mr. Narendera Modi, Below is the list :

List of Chief Guests on India’s Republic Day 2018:
#Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah from Brunei.
#Prime Minister Hun Sen from Cambodia (2nd invitation).
#President Joko Widodo from Indonesia (3rd invitation).
#Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith from Laos.
#Prime Minister Najib Razak from Malaysia.
#State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from Myanmar.
#President Rodrigo Roa Duterte from Philippines.
#Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong from Singapore (2nd invitation).
#Prayuth Chan-ocha, Prime Minister from Thailand (2nd invitation).
#Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc from Vietnam (2nd invitation).

List of the Republic Day parade chief guest since 2010 to 2018:


Guest name

Country Name Remarks
2010 President Lee Myung Bak South Korea
2011 President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Indonesia 2nd invitation
2012 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thailand
2013 King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Bhutan 4th invitation
2014 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Japan 2nd invitation
2015 President Barack Obama United States
2016 President François Hollande France 5th invitation
2017 Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan United Arab Emirates
2018 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Brunei Ten guests (Heads of ASEAN states)
Prime Minister Hun Sen Cambodia 2nd invitation
President Joko Widodo Indonesia 3rd invitation
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith Laos
Prime Minister Najib Razak Malaysia
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Philippines
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Singapore 2nd invitation
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha Thailand 2nd invitation
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc Vietnam 2nd invitation



#President Ram Nath Kovind awards Ashok Chakra to the martyar’s wife
#The National Anthem is played with a 21 gun salute after the tricolour open.
#President Ram Nath Kovind arrives at Rajpath, welcomed by Mr. Narendera Modi


Live – Live : India’s Republic Day Parade – 26th January 2018