Republic Day parade on the Rajpath sees glorious display of India's military strength, culture and diversity

India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with a grand display of its military might and rich cultural diversity as the ceremonial parade rolled down the majestic Rajpath in Delhi in presence of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as the chief guest.

FP Staff January 26, 2019 17:04:35 IST
India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with a grand display of its military might and rich cultural diversity as the ceremonial parade rolled down the majestic Rajpath in Delhi. PTI
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India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with a grand display of its military might and rich cultural diversity as the ceremonial parade rolled down the majestic Rajpath in Delhi. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to the martyrs by laying a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti, wearing his traditional kurta pyjama and the trademark Nehru jacket. He received President Ram Nath Kovind and the chief guest, South African president Cyril Pamaphosa. PTI
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to the martyrs by laying a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti, wearing his traditional kurta pyjama and the trademark Nehru jacket. He received President Ram Nath Kovind and the chief guest, South African president Cyril Pamaphosa. PTI
President Ram Nath Kovind gave out the bravery awards. At the unfurling of the tricolour, the band played the national anthem with a 21-gun salute fired in the background. PTI
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President Ram Nath Kovind gave out the bravery awards. At the unfurling of the tricolour, the band played the national anthem with a 21-gun salute fired in the background. PTI
The Indian Army's T-90 tank, Ballway Machine Pikate (BMP-II/IIK), Surface Mine Clearing System, 155 mm/52 Calibre Tracked Self-propelled Gun (K-9 Vajra), Transportable Satellite Terminal, Troop Level Radar and Akash Weapon System were showcased at the parade. PTI
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The Indian Army's T-90 tank, Ballway Machine Pikate (BMP-II/IIK), Surface Mine Clearing System, 155 mm/52 Calibre Tracked Self-propelled Gun (K-9 Vajra), Transportable Satellite Terminal, Troop Level Radar and Akash Weapon System were showcased at the parade. PTI
India's military might was in full display, with the artillery gun system M777 American Ultra Light Howitzers, recently acquired from the US and K9 Vajra, a self-propelled artillery gun, showcased on Rajpath, being new additions this year. PTI
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India's military might was in full display, with the artillery gun system M777 American Ultra Light Howitzers, recently acquired from the US and K9 Vajra, a self-propelled artillery gun, showcased on Rajpath, being new additions this year. PTI
The overall theme for the Republic Day celebrations this year is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the tableaux and performances of many states reflected the theme. PTI
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The overall theme for the Republic Day celebrations this year is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the tableaux and performances of many states reflected the theme. PTI
Many senior leaders, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda, BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Ghulam Nabi Azad were among those present at the event. PTI
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Many senior leaders, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda, BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Ghulam Nabi Azad were among those present at the event. PTI