India Celebrates 68th Republic Day

Kshitij Nagar – New Delhi
2017.01.25
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A contingent of the President’s Bodyguard marches along the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during rehearsals for India’s 68th Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Jan. 23, 2017. [Kshitij Nagar/BenarNews]

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An Army trooper rides atop an Indian-made “Arjun” tank during rehearsals for the country’s Republic Day parade, Jan. 23, 2017. [Kshitij Nagar/BenarNews]

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Delhi Police personnel march during parade rehearsals, Jan. 23, 2017. [Kshitij Nagar/BenarNews]

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Indian army trucks display its BrahMos cruise missile systems during rehearsals for the parade, Jan. 23, 2017. [Kshitij Nagar/BenarNews]

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A contingent of the Indian Army’s Bihar regiment marches during parade rehearsals in New Delhi, Jan. 23, 2017. [Kshitij Nagar/ BenarNews]

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Soldiers of the army’s Gorkha Regiment march down Rajpath ceremonial boulevard during rehearsal for the 68th annual republic day parade, Jan. 23, 2017. [Kshitij Nagar/BenarNews]

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Camel Contingent personnel from the army’s Border Security Force march along Rajpath boulevard during rehearsals, Jan. 23, 2017. [Kshitij Nagar/ BenarNews]

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Indian National Security Guard commandos march during rehearsals in New Delhi, Jan. 23, 2017. [Kshitij Nagar/BenarNews]

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A commando with the National Security Guard looks through his rifle scope during rehearsals for India’s 68th annual republic day parade, Jan. 23, 2017. [Kshitij Nagar/BenarNews]

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The Border Security Force’s “Daredevil” motorcycle riders perform stunts as they rehearse for the parade in New Delhi, Jan. 23, 2017. [Kshitij Nagar/BenarNews]

In honor of India’s 68th Republic Day on Thursday, New Delhi is hosting its annual display of the country’s military strength and hardware.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, is to be chief guest at the parade, overseen by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee.

A contingent of the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates will also march with the Indian armed forces at the parade.

The day marks India’s birth as a sovereign nation and the world’s largest democracy, when it declared itself a republic with the adoption of the Constitution on Jan. 26, 1950.

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