The Republic Day Parade 2022 live stream and broadcast is taking place today (Wednesday, January 26). The Ministry of Defense organized the event with all the pomp and show, as India is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day on the occasion. The parade in the capital will begin with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial for the crown-laying ceremony. He will be followed by President Ram Nath Kovind, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of India, starting the parade with the Flag Raising Ceremony. You can watch the Republic Day Parade 2022 live on your TV sets or online on your laptop or smartphone.
In view of the current situation of COVID-19, the 2022 Republic Day Parade will have special arrangements. These include a reduced number of spectator seats. The government is also encouraging people to watch the parade live online or through the broadcast on their televisions.
As with last year’s ceremony, the 2022 Republic Day Parade will not have a main guest due to the pandemic. The number of troops in marching contingents was also reduced from 144 to 96. Likewise, the route of marching contingents was shortened to the National Stadium. Earlier he ended up at the Red Fort. However, the tableaux, which will number 12, will continue to the monument located in the heart of the city.
The 2022 Republic Day Parade will start at 10:30 am instead of 10:00 am to provide “better visibility to the parade and overflight”, the Ministry of Defense he said in a press release.
This year’s Republic Day parade will feature a grand flyby of 75 Indian Air Force aircraft and helicopters – plus marching contingents. There will also be cultural performances by 480 dancers selected through a ‘Vande Bharatam’ dance contest.
How to watch Republic Day Parade 2022 online
The 2022 Republic Day Parade live stream will cover the entire event – from PM Modi visiting the National War Memorial at India Gate to the Indian Air Force flyby. Will be available through the official website Doordarshan National Channel on YouTube at 9:15 am. Prasar Bharati too Live broadcast the parade through its YouTube channel from 8:30 am. You can watch the event live in the video player embedded below.
In addition to the YouTube channels broadcasting the parade live, the MyGov portal will feature the online live celebrations. Visitors, however, need to pre-register to commit to attending the parade, providing their full name, phone number and city details.
How to watch the 2022 Republic Day Parade live stream on TV
In addition to the live broadcast, the 2022 Republic Day Parade will be broadcast live on the national channel Doordarshan. The standard definition (SD) channel managed by Doordarshan is provided free of charge by DTH providers including Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV and Tata Sky. All India Radio will also broadcast the parade commentary live on the AIR Rajdhani station to listeners across the country.