REPUBLIC DAY SPECIAL: THE POWER OF INDIA THEN AND NOW

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India is celebrating the 67th Republic Day today on January 26, India’s military prowess and achievements in different fields, state-of-the-art defence, diverse cultural and social traditions and the government’s emphasis on self-reliance dominated the showcase at New Delhi’s Rajpath on the country’s 67th Republic Day.

For the first time in the history of Republic Day parades, a 123-member French Army contingent marched on Rajpath and present a ceremonial salute to the President Pranab Mukherjee, as guest of honor Francois Hollande watched and clapped seated next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Another first, after a gap of 26 years, was the march by an Army dog squad drawn from the Remount Veterinary Corps along with their handlers.

Its been 67 years India is getting powerful in every aspect, lets have a look on Republic Day Parade then and now.

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Indian security forces march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. French President Francois Hollande is the guest of honor at the parade, which celebrates 66 years since the country adopted its constitution. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

 

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Prime Minister Modi arrived at the memorial on Rajpath to pay his tribute to the unknown soldiers who have lost their lives fighting for the nation.

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