Republic Day Parade 2020: India's military might on display

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​PM Modi with Brazilian President
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​PM Modi with Brazilian President

India celebrated its 71st Republic Day today with a 90-minute display of military might, cultural diversity and socio-economic progress. The armed forces took centre-stage parading an array of weapons, the Defence Reserch Organisation put up a display of state-of-the-art technology and the 22 tableaux held a spectacular display of colours, art and lifestyle. Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro was the Chief Guest. The ceremony started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a first, visiting the National War Memorial instead of the Amar Jawan Jyoti, where he paid tributes to soldiers who died fighting for the country.

In pic: PM Narendra Modi waves next to Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and President Ram Nath Kovind as they arrive to attend Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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A float representing Goa
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A float representing Goa

Participants perform on a float representing Goa during the Republic Day parade along Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Marching soldiers
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Marching soldiers

Indian Army soldiers march along Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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​Floats along Rajpath
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​Floats along Rajpath

Participants walk next to floats along Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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​Mission Shakti
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​Mission Shakti

A DRDO anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) 'Mission Shakti' is being marched past along Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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​CRPF women motorcycle team
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​CRPF women motorcycle team

CRPF women motorcycle team members perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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Jammu and Kashmir float
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Jammu and Kashmir float

Performers walk next to a float representing Jammu and Kashmir along Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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​Jaguar fighter jets
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​Jaguar fighter jets

Indian Air Force's 'Jaguar' fighter jets flyover Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2020.

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​Women motorcycle team members
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​Women motorcycle team members

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) women motorcycle team members perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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​Camel-mounted BSF
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​Camel-mounted BSF

Camel-mounted Border Security Force (BSF) contingent march along Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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