In pics: How world celebrated India's 70th Republic Day


 | Updated: Jan 26, 2019, 05:12 PM IST

From Afghanistan to South Sudan, Indian communities and missions celebrated 70th Republic Day with full enthusiasm. Here is a quick look at the celebrations across the world.


Republic day was celebrated with full enthusiasm at the Indian mission in Islamabad. High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria unfurled the tricolour and read Rashtrapati Kovind's message.

Speaking to WION correspondent Anas Mallick in Islamabad, Indian high commissioner Ajay Bisaria said, "we are celebrating the 70th Republic day. It is also a special moment because we also celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.


New Zealand first country to celebrate India's 70th Republic day

One of the first countries to celebrate India's Republic day was New Zealand with High Commissioner Sanjiv Kohli unfurling the national flag.



In Bhutan, the National Flag was unfurled by Ambassador Jaideep Sarkar. Dasho Ugyen K. Namgyel, Gyalpoi Zimpon to Bhutanese King, presented a scarf to the Ambassador on behalf of the Royal Government of Bhutan. 

Over 500 members of the Indian community were present at the ceremony.



In Myanmar, Indian Ambassador Saurabh Kumar unfurled national flag at Embassy of India, Yangon



Indian ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar unfurled the flag at the Indian embassy in Kabul. New Delhi is playing a vital role in the country and is a leading development partner. 

In Herat, the Indian flag was unfurled by Indian Consul General Kumar Gaurav.


Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's concert was organised to celebrate Indian Republic day.

The day was celebrated at India House by Indian expatriate families and High Commission officials with Indian high commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu unfurling the national flag.


South Sudan

The Indian troops who are part of United Nations peacekeeping forces in South Sudan celebrated the Republic day at the Indian mission in capital Juba.

The event began with the hoisting of the tricolour by the Indian Ambassador to South Sudan, SD Moorthy. 


Vladimir Putin

Moscow also saw celebrations. Indian Ambassador to Russia DB Venkatesh Varma unfurled the flag in snow-covered Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind. He said, 'India has achieved impressive success in socio-economic, scientific, technical and other spheres.'




Republic day was celebrated at Indian mission in Ukraine as ambassador Partha Satpathy unfurled the national flag. Republic day was also celebrated in far off countries like Estonia.