New Delhi, Jan 26: President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the Tricolour here at Rajpath on 71st Republic Day with a booming 21-gun salute.
Brazil President Jair Messias Bolsonaro is the Chief Guest this year.
Earlier in the morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to jawans at the National War Memorial.
Over 20,000 security personnel including traffic officials have been deployed in the national capital to ensure that no untoward incident takes place.
CCTV cameras and face-recognition cameras have also been installed at Rajpath.