India displays its military prowess and multi-hued images of the country’s rich cultural diversity and achievements in various fields as the Rajpath parade undergoes on 68th Republic Day. UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan graces the event as the chief guest at the 68th Republic Day.
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#India displays its military prowess at Rajpath.
#State-wise tableaux on display at Rajpath.
#Havaldar Hangpan Dada who fought terrorists in Kupwara posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra.
#Four Mi-17 V5 helicopters in inverted ‘Y’ formation, to shower flower petals.
#Republic Day celebrations begin, tricolor unfurled at Rajpath.
#President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Rajpath.
#PM Modi arrives at Rajpath, meets CJI Khehar.
#President Pranab Mukherjee leaves for Rajpath.
#PM Modi and three service chiefs pay tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti.
#Republic Day chief guest Abu Dhabi Crown Prince arrives at Rajpath for celebrations.
#Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar arrives for Republic Day celebrations.
#NSA Ajit Kumar Doval arrives at Rajpath.
#Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unfurls tricolour at his residence on Republic Day.
All ranks of the Indian Navy join me in wishing our proud countrymen a Very Happy Republic Day - Admiral Sunil Lanba CNS pic.twitter.com/HQc6OKDznh— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) January 26, 2017
#CM Raman Singh celebrates Republic Day in Raipur.
#Children enjoying lighter moments before the grandeur sets in at Rajpath.
#BJP President Amit Shah unfurls the tricolour at party Headquarters on Republic Day.
#Camera crew positioned atop the special enclosure to capture the visuals of Republic Day from close angles,
गणतंत्र दिवस की सभी देशवासियों को बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं। #RepublicDay greetings to everyone.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 26, 2017
Warm greetings to Government and people of Australia on their National Day #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) January 26, 2017
Special arrangements have been made at the historic Rajpath where President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of armed forces, will be witnessing nation’s military might that will be on display.
A contingent of 179 United Arab Emirates (UAE) soldiers is leading the Republic Day parade. The UAE has sent 195 jawans, 15 officers and 15 support staff. Of these, 144 jawans and 35 band members will be part of the parade.
The UAE is the second country after France to send its troops to participate in the Republic-Day parade of India, a tradition started last year.
The Indian Army showcases its T-90 and BMP tanks, two Bramhos missiles, Dhanush gun system along with Weapon Locating Radars (WLR) Swati at the R-Day parade.
LIVE: Rajpath patiently waits for the sounds of celebration as the nation proudly remembers the birth of the great Republic 67 years ago. pic.twitter.com/2OHatO8hUB— PIB India (@PIB_India) January 26, 2017
Fifty-one horses of 61st Cavalry Regiment and BSF’s camel contingent are part of the show. Marching contingents of Mechanised Infantry, Madras Engineer Group (MEG), Bihar Regiment, 39 Gorkha Training Centre and Territorial Army are also participating in the parade, apart from contingents of Coast Guard and National Security Guard.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) also showcases its Advanced Towed Artillery System and Medium Power Radar Arudha at the parade.
(With inputs from PTI)