As part of the festivities, the department heads have arrived at Amar Jawan Jyoti to pay homage to 9.30 followed by Defence Minister AK Anthony and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
So the Prime Minister and Defence and the department heads will continue to Vijay Chowk, where guests will be welcomed.
This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, Haji, to be presented by President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister and other dignitaries.
The parade started at 9:55 ET will continue until 11:30.
Ashok Chakra is awarded Major Laishram Jyotin Singh, who fought the militants in Kabul.