After paying tributes at the National War Memorial, Prime Minister Modi reached Rajpath. There he extended a warm welcome to President Ramnath Kovind. President Kovind unveiled the tricolor flag and saluted. While the national anthem was being sung .. salutations were received from the three forces. Saluted the President with 21 guns. Aakash missiles and Rafale fighter jets were a special attraction during the Republic Parade.
Afterwards, service medals were presented to many who have rendered outstanding service to the country. ASI Babu Ram Satyamani Bina Rani Kovind of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Department, who was martyred in a terrorist attack, received the Ashok Chakra Award posthumously. In August 2020, Baburam killed three terrorists and was martyred in a heroic battle.
The three forces are conducting a parade to showcase the country’s military capabilities. Raphael, Sukhoi, Apache warplane maneuvers continue. The parade began with the first cavalry. The only surviving cavalry force in the world is the 61st Cavalry Regiment of the Indian Army. The cavalry of this regiment is well known for its Republic Day celebrations.
The 12 states that got a chance in the parade .. expressed their culture and traditions of the region. Reflected the folklore and literature of the respective states.