R-Day: India Shows Military Might With Apache, Chinook & Dhanush
India celebrates its 71st Republic Day on Sunday, 26 January.
India celebrates its 71st Republic Day on Sunday, 26 January.(Photo: PTI)
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R-Day: India Shows Military Might With Apache, Chinook & Dhanush

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and President of India Ram Nath Kovind left as the 71st Republic Day parade concluded on Sunday, 26 January.

The celebrations witnessed display of India's military prowess at the parade, where Apache and Chinook helicopters also made their debut. Meanwhile, states displayed their tableaux, ranging across different themes.

India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day today. Bolsonaro, who is the chief guest for the function, is on a four-day visit to India. He was given a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of Kovind and Modi.

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  • 22 tableaus —16 from states and union territories and the rest from various ministries and departments — took part in the Republic Day parade
  • The Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory for routes to take and avoid
  • Kolkata Citizens will form 11 km-kong human chain to “uphold unity”
  • President Kovind addressed the nation on the eve of the Republic Day, on 25 January
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