In Pictures: Neeraj Chopra leads Indian contingent at Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony

Indonesian culture shines bright at the opening ceremony as Neeraj Chopra led the Indian contingent in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta.

An aerial view of the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia where the Asian Games 2018 opening ceremony is held. (AFP) Photo: AFP
An outside view of the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium few hours before the ceremony started. (PTI) Photo: PTI
The event starts with the display of Indonesia's natural heritage. (AP) Photo: AP
Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives on a bike for the opening of the continental event. (AP) Photo: AP
Fireworks on display in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium announcing the official start of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018. (AP) Photo: AP
Dancers perform at the opening ceremony reflecting the Indonesian arts and culture. (AP) Photo: AP
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra carries the Indian flag, leading the Indian contingent at the venue. (AP) Photo: AP
Neeraj Chopra, 20, was chosen as India's official flag bearer for the opening ceremony, succeeding hockey great Sardar Singh from the 2014 edition. (PTI) Photo: PTI
The trio of mascots for the Asian Games 2018 -- "Bhin Bhin" the bird, "Ika" the rhinoceros and "Atung" the deer, in display at the opening ceremony. (AP) Photo: AP