New Delhi: The 66th Republic Day celebrations on Monday was marked by many firsts.
Here are some of them:
1) It witnessed the first ever march by an all-women contingent drawn from the army, navy and air force.
2) A US President was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade for the first time.
3) The recently acquired long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine aircraft P-8I and the advanced air fighter MiG-29 K made their maiden appearance.
4) President Pranab Mukherjee and Obama arrived in different motorcades, a departure from the standard practice of arriving together.
5) CRPF's anti-naxal special forces Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) marched on the Rajpath for the first time.
Updated Date: Jan 26, 2015 16:44:22 IST