Republic Day parade offers citizens only chance to thank soldiers, there's no need to demilitarise it
Republic Day parade gives the people only opportunity to turn out in large numbers to cheer, respect, and show an indebtedness to the men and women in uniform
100th anniversary of end of World War-I: Participation of Indian soldiers helped build army's leadership capabilities
Indians of a particular type get prickly about native troops who went to either World War-I or World War-II. The most merciless label has been to call them 'mercenaries.'