Photos: Highlights from the full dress rehearsal of Republic Day 2021

  • Republic Day is almost here, but this year will be different due to restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of spectators has been reduced to 25,000 from 150,000 allowed last year. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be coming to India because of the situation in the UK. Among other firsts, a contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, comprising 122 soldiers, will participate in the parade. Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth, one of India’s first women fighter pilots, will be a part of the IAF’s tableau that will showcase mock-ups of the light combat aircraft (LCA), light combat helicopter (LCH) and the Sukhoi-30 fighters.

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A Border Security Force soldier stands with his camel in between practice for the upcoming Republic Day parade in New Delhi, on January 21.(Manish Swarup / AP)

A Border Security Force soldier stands with his camel in between practice for the upcoming Republic Day parade in New Delhi, on January 21.(Manish Swarup / AP)

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New Delhi's tableau on display during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade on January 23.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

New Delhi's tableau on display during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade on January 23.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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A policeman wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) suit stands guard during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23.(Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

A policeman wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) suit stands guard during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23.(Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

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The Indian Air Force Tableau on Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade on January 23.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

The Indian Air Force Tableau on Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade on January 23.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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tableau representing Assam in movement during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

tableau representing Assam in movement during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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Members of the Indian Air Force contingent march on Rajpath on January 23(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

Members of the Indian Air Force contingent march on Rajpath on January 23(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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A tableau representing Sikkim moves on Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

A tableau representing Sikkim moves on Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:30 PM IST

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