On the event of Republic Day, India has 10 leaders as Chief guests. The presence of the entire ASEAN leadership for Republic day is a sign that the bond between India and the regional grouping has reached a new strategic level. In 2015, we had US President Barack Obama as the chief guest.
India has a tradition to invite a guest of honour as chief guest for the Republic Day Parade but till date we have not had 10 leaders gracing the occasion. An India ASEAN tableau will also from part of the parade. The all women BSF contingency on motorcycles and India’s long range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay will be showcased for the first time. The Advanced Light Helicopters Rudra, will be part of the fly-past for the first time. The focus is on showcasing indigenously developed military platforms for the visiting heads of state.