LIVE: BSF motor cycle women team 'Seema Bhawani' led by sub inspector Stanzin Naryang

New Delhi, Jan 26: India is celebrating its 69th Republic Day with patriotic colours and fervor. The whole nation is in an upbeat mood and the celebrations have kicked off. This Republic Day is also special as leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations are attending the event as chief guests. India is showcasing its military prowess, culture and diversity. Here are the LIVE updates:

-PM Narendra Modi and the three Service Chiefs pay tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti

-ASEAN leaders arrive for Republic Day Celebrations

-Ashoka Chakra awarded to Late Air Force Commando JP Nirala, who lost his life in Bandipora encounter. President Kovind presents award to JP Nirala's mother and wife

-Brahmos Missile System of 881 Missile Regiment. It is the only Super Sonic Cruise Missile presently available in the world

-Weapon locating radar SWATHI. An indigenous radar which can simultaneously track upto seven targets.

-The Akash weapon system of 27 Air Defence Regiment (Amritsar Air Field), led by Captain Shikha Yadav and Captain Mohammad Yunis Khan

-The Karnataka tableau at Republic Day parade, tableau depicts the state's wildlife

-The Maharashtra tableau at Republic Day parade, tableau is based on Chhatrapati Shivaji's coronation

-The Assam tableau at Republic Day parade, tableau is based on traditional mask used in religious dances and drama in Satras(Vaishnava monasteries) and Namghars(Prayer halls)

-Dr. Manmohan Singh and wife Gursharan Kaur, HD Deve Gowda, HM Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Smriti Irani at the Republic Day parade

-BSF motor cycle women team 'Seema Bhawani' led by sub inspector Stanzin Naryang

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