US Prez as guest to all-women contingent drawn: 66th R-Day marked many firsts

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.

 US Prez as guest to all-women contingent drawn: 66th R-Day marked many firsts

Representational image. AFP

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.

PTI

Updated Date: Jan 26, 2015 16:44:22 IST