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The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha inspecting the Guard of Honour, at the NCC Republic Day Parade Camp 2015, in New Delhi on January 14, 2015.

20,000 more visitors can see Republic Day parade this year, besides Obama (Photos)

New Delhi: A soldier stands guard on Rajpath as security has been beefed-up in the area ahead of Republic Day in New Delhi. (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Republic Day parade this year will see an additional gathering of 20,000 people on Rajpath here, a police official said Wednesday.

“The extended sitting arrangements were done in the anticipation of more people coming to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongwith US President Barack Obama,” a senior police official told IANS.

Arrangements are being made at the Rajpath-Rafi Marg crossing and Rajpath-Man Singh Road. At least 30,000 people, including VIPs and dignitaries are seated along either side of Rajpath every year Jan 26 to see the parade which showcases India’s military might and culture. This time a total of 50,000 will be accommodated but the attendance depends on the morning chill in New Delhi .

New Delhi: People buy tickets for Republic Day Celebrations – 2015 from a stall setup by the Defence Ministry at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, on Jan 12, 2015. (Photo: Sunil Majumdar/IANS)

Here are some pictures from last year’s Republic day on Jan. 26, 2014:

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