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Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

Asian javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra will be India's flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the Asian Games 2018. Catch Asian Games 2018 live updates.

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The Asian games 2018  begin with a spectacular opening ceremony today at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) main stadium in Jakarta. For the first time in the history of the Asian Games, also known as Asiad Games, the sporting event will be hosted by two cities — Jakarta and Palembang. The pan-Asian multi-sport tournament returns to Indonesia after a gap of fifty-six year, having been held last in Jakarta in 1962. The Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony is scheduled to feature renowned Indonesian singers such as Anggun, Raisa, Tulus, Edo Kondologit, Putri Ayu, Fatin, GAC, Kamasean and Via ...

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Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

Here's Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights Thank you for watching the #OpeningCeremonyAsianGames2018! Did you enjoy the show? See you at the games! #OpeningAG2018 #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/lzlaZ0OVv6 — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 18, 2018

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

The opening ceremony comes to a close.

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

Susi Susanti lights the cauldron Susi Susanti lights the cauldron, and with this the torch completes its journey! The torch that has been brought from India and across Indonesia, has finally been placed in the cauldron! What a spectacular welcome! #OpeningCeremonyAsianGames2018 #OpeningAG2018 #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/aPcXNEd7fj — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 18, 2018

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

PM Narendra Modi extends greeting to India contingent Best wishes to the Indian contingent for the @asiangames2018, which are being held in Indonesia. We are extremely proud of our athletes and I am sure they will give their best through the games. #AsianGames2018 — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2018

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

Asian Games 2018 officialy get underway as cauldron lights up Six of Indonesia's former medal-winning athletes carried the torch all the way up the imposing mountainous structure of the stage, right up to the very top, where it was used to light a huge fire in a basin fashioned in the style of a volcanic crater.

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

Lighting of the cauldron shortly Stay tuned for the lighting of the cauldron at the#OpeningCeremonyAsianGames2018! Watch the broadcast on national tv channels and https://t.co/qVN2hgr1b3! #OpeningAG2018 #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/hhC4y483WD — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 18, 2018

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

The ethereal voice of Putri Ayu creates an audible hush amongst the crowd. Goosebumps all over!#OpeningCeremonyAsianGames2018 #OpeningAG2018 #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/Rwxb1m2Tm5 — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 18, 2018

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

Stay tuned for the lighting of the cauldron at the#OpeningCeremonyAsianGames2018! Watch the broadcast on national tv channels and https://t.co/qVN2hgr1b3! #OpeningAG2018 #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/hhC4y483WD — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 18, 2018

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

Raisa is now singing! #OpeningCeremonyAsianGames2018 #OpeningAG2018 #AsianGames2018 — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 18, 2018

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

The ceremony show begins after the Protocol segment got over.

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

Indonesia's Olympic medalists are carrying the Olympic Council of Asia flag to be hoisted by Indonesia's Flag Hoisting Troop.#OpeningCeremonyAsianGames2018 #OpeningAG2018 #AsianGames2018 — Asian Games 2018 (@asiangames2018) August 18, 2018

First Published: Sat, August 18 2018. 13:20 IST

Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony highlights: Neeraj leads India contingent

Asian javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra will be India's flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the Asian Games 2018. Catch Asian Games 2018 live updates.

The Asian games 2018  begin with a spectacular opening ceremony today at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) main stadium in Jakarta. For the first time in the history of the Asian Games, also known as Asiad Games, the sporting event will be hosted by two cities — Jakarta and Palembang. The pan-Asian multi-sport tournament returns to Indonesia after a gap of fifty-six year, having been held last in Jakarta in 1962. The Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony is scheduled to feature renowned Indonesian singers such as Anggun, Raisa, Tulus, Edo Kondologit, Putri Ayu, Fatin, GAC, Kamasean and Via ...

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