As India celebrates its 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday, 26 January, the annual parade took place at New Delhi's Rajpath, with tableaux of 12 states and nine Union ministries on display. A grand 75-aircraft flypast by the Indian Air Force was also performed.
Later in the day, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to Twitter to convey his best wishes to the people of India.
Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26 January, to mark the adoption of the Indian Constitution, which originally came into effect on 26 January 1950
For a second year in a row, no foreign dignitary was present at the parade
Attendees were required to carry their double vaccination certificates and children below 15 years of age are not allowed to attend the parade
The Indian Army showcased how its uniforms and rifles have evolved over the decades, at this year's Republic Day parade
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