India celebrates 61st Republic Day


New Delhi: As India celebrates its 61st Republic day on January 26, the capital is ready for all the celebrations.
As part of the celebrations, the Service Chiefs arrived at Amar Jawan Jyoti to pay tributes at 9:30 am followed by Defence Minister AK Anthony and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Then the Prime Minister, Defence Minister and Service Chiefs will proceed to Vijay Chowk where guests will be welcomed.

This year the chief guest is Indonesian President Dr Haji Yudhoyono, who will be welcomed by President Pratibha Patil, the Prime Minister and other dignitaries.

The parade began at 9:55 am and will continue till 11:30 am.

Ashok Chakra will be awarded to Major Laishram Jyotin Singh who fought militants in Kabul.

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