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Watch full video of India’s 68th Republic Day parade

India is celebrating its 68th Republic Day on Thursday. The day is marked by a grand parade that takes place in the national capital.

india Updated: Jan 26, 2017 12:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Indian school students form the national flag during an event to mark Republic Day in Chennai.(AFP Photo)

India is celebrating its 68th Republic Day on Thursday. The day was marked by a grand parade in the national capital.

The main highlight of this year’s parade was a fly-past by Tejas, the made-in-India multi-role fighter jet that has been inducted into the Indian Air Force.

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After a gap of 23 years, Lakshadweep participated in the parade with other states such as Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Gujarat, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh.

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Other participating tableaux essayed themes that included ‘Green India- Clean India’, ‘Beti Bacho Beti Padhao’, ‘Skill India’, a tribute to Lokmanya Tilak on his 160th birth anniversary, art and lifestyle of Kutch, model government schools of Delhi and several others.

A 149-member UAE Presidential Guard, the Air Force, the Navy and Army contingent led by a UAE band consisting of 35 musicians marched on Rajpath and presented a ceremonial salute to the President of India. The UAE military contingent was led by Lt. Col. Abood Musabeh Abood Musabeh Alghfeli.

First Published: Jan 26, 2017 09:03 IST