75th Republic Day celebrations: French President Emmanuel Macron will be the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.
The Republic Day parade will commence at 10:30 a.m. from New Delhi’s Vijay Chowk, following the route from Vijay Chowk to Kartavya Path. It will start at Rashtrapati Bhawan and proceed to the Rajpath.
For the first time, an all-women tri-services contingent will participate in the parade. Fifteen women pilots will be part of the Indian Air Force’s fly-past. The contingents of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will also consist of only women personnel.
India’s armed forces will exhibit indigenous military hardware, including missiles, drone jammers, surveillance systems, vehicle-mounted mortars, and BMP-II infantry combat vehicles.
The presence of President Macron will be further amplified by the French Rafales flying along with the Indian Rafales over Kartavya Path, a first for a foreign air force.