On the occasion of the 74th Republic Day, President Droupadi Murmu will unfurl the national flag at Kartavya Path on Thursday morning. The Republic Day parade, which is expected to begin at around 10:30 AM, will be a unique mix of the country’s military prowess and cultural diversity, depicting the country’s growing indigenous capabilities, Nari Shakti and emergence of a ‘New India’.This year, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is the chief guest for the occasion. He becomes be the first Egyptian President and the fifth leader from the Middle East to grace the Republic Day celebrations as chief guest. Meanwhile, a 160-member Egyptian contingent will also participate in the parade, which is expected to begin from Vijay Chowk at 10 am. Meanwhile, Security has also been beefed up ahead of Republic Day celebrations in the national capital to thwart any untoward incident. Police have also stepped up anti-sabotage checks, verification drives and patrolling.