25
Jan
15

India’s Republic Day Parade

10:30 ET: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the Republic Day parade as the state guests of honor of India

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96 Responses to “India’s Republic Day Parade”


  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    January 25, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Thanks so much, Chips!

  2. January 25, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Can’t wait! Congrats NW on #1 🙂

  3. January 25, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Orale!

    On a tangential note, just saw Slash play the theme to “The Godfather.”

  4. 8 0388jojothecat
    January 25, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you Chips and Nerdy for give us REAL news about PBO and FLOTUS trip to India and to Bobfr keeping us abreast of the goings on in UK. I and so many would not have a clue if we had to rely on the lazy-good-for-nothing America MSM.

  5. 13 idon
    January 25, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Nerdy is #1 in so many ways. Thank you and Chips for making this space the best news source evar! Thank you so much for communicating PBO’s legacy of achievement in such powerful and effective ways. It brings tears to my eyes that we have this wonderful space to love on PBO and all of his great work. There are no words to describe how much I love you and Chips for doing this because I know it is hard work and truly a labor of love. Thank you again.

  6. 16 Judith Fardig
    January 25, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    India is a colorful, complex partner. Sounds like Presidents Obama and Modi have forged a good relationship to benefit both our countries and make the world a bit safer from unsecured nukes.

  7. January 25, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I think Mother Nature must love our President. Can you imagine if he had to give his SOTU address this coming Tuesday – with all this blizzardry in the North East?!?!? Mother Nature held off and allowed him to give the SOTU address. Now he’s in India, she’s blowing away….

  8. 23 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  9. 26 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 10:36 pm

  10. 27 GGail
    January 25, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Awesome Chips, thank you!

  11. 33 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 10:38 pm

  12. 34 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm

  13. January 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    • 36 theo67
      January 26, 2015 at 12:18 am

      This might be my favourite picture and my favourite tweet of the whole trip so far. Absolutely regal and lovely.

  14. January 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Livestreaming of the parade has begun! 🙂

  15. 43 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Aww!

  16. January 25, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    • 46 majiir
      January 25, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Our president is such a wonderful example of what an American president is supposed to be. He makes it his business to understand other people and cultures. Wherever he goes, he impresses those he meets and it shows. He goes seeking friends and common ground, not discord and war, and I think this is what pisses most republicans off. It’s a damn shame that citizens of other countries realize what a gem PBO is but many here can’t get past the fact that he happens to be black while “presidenting.”

      • January 25, 2015 at 11:36 pm

        Well stated. The ignorance of a large part of the American people is not confined to race. It is a xenophobia that excludes any culture, any persons who are “the other” and “different” as well as persons of color.

  17. 48 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    US President Barack Obama to be Chief Guest at Republic Day Celebration: 10 Developments
    http://www.ndtv.com/article/cheat-sheet/air-force-s-flypast-at-republic-day-parade-doubtful-because-of-weather-say-sources-10-developments-653676

    Here are 10 developments in this story:

    1. The US president is expected to join President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajpath, the wide avenue in the heart of Delhi where the parade will take place, at 10 am (11:30pm EST)

    2. There is unprecedented security in the capital. A seven-layer security ring with 50,000 security personnel,
    including 500 US Secret Service Agents, are part of the security detail for President Obama.

    3. The Delhi Police, said sources, has been asked to check people wearing black caps and mufflers, after intelligence that Maoists might try to stage protests.

    4. At Rajpath, there are 500 police officials trained in detecting suspicious movements in the public and among participants. They have been specifically trained to profile potential terrorists.

    5. The highlight of this year’s parade will be the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash medium range missiles and weapon locating radar. The long-range advanced MiG-29K fighter will be seen for the first time.

    6. Three all-women marching contingents of the Army, Navy and the Air Force represent the theme of the parade, “Nari Shakti (woman power)”. Also, a display on the PM’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save the daughter and educate her) campaign will lead the Republic Day floats.

    7. In the afternoon, the US President is expected to meet Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh, with whom he is said to share a special rapport. He will later attend President Pranab Mukherjee’s “At-home.”

    8. At 5.30 pm (4:00am EST), the US President will attend the India-US CEO Forum meeting at the hotel Taj Palace. Another meeting with business delegations from the two countries – India-US Business Summit – will take place later in the evening.

    9. Mr Obama, the first US president to be chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations, arrived with his wife Michelle on a three-day visit yesterday. PM Modi broke protocol and received President Obama at the airport, greeting him with a hug.

    10. A day of bonhomie between President Obama and PM Modi produced the most significant outcome of the visit; an agreement on the nuclear deal, which had been stalled for over six years.

  18. 49 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Nice!

  19. 50 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 10:52 pm

  20. January 25, 2015 at 10:53 pm

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  22. 53 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:00 pm

  23. 55 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:07 pm

  24. 58 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    PM Modi has arrived. About to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Immortal Soldier. Moment of silence.

  25. 59 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:12 pm

  26. 60 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:14 pm

  27. 61 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    • January 25, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is such an articulate intelligent person, who is truly well spoken.

      • 63 HZ
        January 26, 2015 at 12:55 am

        Bill R., I concur. I personally will always respect Kareem Abdul-Jabbar because he changed a very dear and wonderful personal friend’s life in my life forever. That trade deal to the Lakers was a very special one indeed, and it gave a new meaning to all three of our lives, both personal and professional forever. That back up center trade to the Lakers was a most memorable center for the Center of the center of three young souls. However, Kareem has such a calmness about him that even makes his career and life one to appreciate and respect always, there are many of us, personally have much to be grateful for to him and for him in that trade. He treated me with such respect every time my friend and I were in his presence, and that was pretty awesome. A very dear and personal friend and gentleman in my inner circle for life. I will always cherish our friendship. That deal changed my life forever. Very grateful. HZ

    • 64 Judith Fardig
      January 25, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      Isn’t that Todd, not O’Reilly?

  28. 66 GGail
    January 25, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Where’s Sue? Her energizer President is doing great things in India while the GOP twins are bombing on national tv.

  29. January 25, 2015 at 11:19 pm

  30. 70 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:19 pm

  31. 71 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Stores are emptying out… 😯

  32. 72 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:24 pm

  33. January 25, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    POTUS is arriving to CHEERS!!

  34. January 25, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Oh my…the crowd is erupting in excitement as POTUS’ motorcade appears!!!

  35. 78 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    POTUS on the yard! 😀

  36. 80 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    NDTV journalist announces Mrs. Obama and refers to her as “a picture of elegance and grace” 🙂

    • 81 carolyn
      January 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      That journalist is absolutely right: She IS a picture of elegance and grace. So glad people around the world know this!!! We here know it also, and actually, I think more people here know it than are given credit for the knowing.

  37. 83 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    The flyby is back on!

  38. January 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Where is that rain coming from???????

    Good Evening TODVille!

  39. 86 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm

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  41. 88 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:35 pm

  42. 89 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:38 pm

  43. January 25, 2015 at 11:43 pm

  44. 92 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm

  45. January 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I don’t like these things pointing at where my POTUS is seated, Republic Day Parade or not!

  46. 94 Dudette
    January 25, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Love seeing the women officers! Wooooot! #Womanpower

  47. 95 Dudette
    January 26, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Serena Wins in the 3rd set!

  48. 96 vcprezofan2
    January 26, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Good night, everyone!

    Thank you, Chips and NerdyW for today’s beautiful and comprehensive coverage.


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