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India Celebrates 68th Republic Day (Pictures)

India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) developed indigenously made their debut today at the Republic Day parade. Three fighter jets flew at a speed of 780 km per hour in ‘VIC’ formation.

India celebrated the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017 in a colourful presentation of its military prowess, accomplishments and display of its wide cultural diversity and unity that was witnessed by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other dignitaries, besides thousands of people.

Coinciding with the Indian Republic Day, the Burj Khalifa celebrated the day with a spectacular LED illumination of the Indian National flag on Burj Khalifa, the second tallest building in the world situated in UAE.

Here are the pictures from the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Rajpath: (Credit for all photos: PIB)

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee giving away the Highest Gallantry Award Ashoka Chakra to Havildar Hangpan Dada, the Assam Regiment /35th Battalion the Rashtriya Rifles (posthumously), the award received by his wife Mrs. Chasen Lowang Dada, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari and the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Chief Guest of the Republic Day, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.
The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries are also seen.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee and the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Chief Guest of the Republic Day, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.
The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar is also seen.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi paying homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi signing the visitor’s book at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Chief Guest of the Republic Day, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee and the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Chief Guest of the Republic Day, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee and the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Chief Guest of the Republic Day, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.
The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar is also seen.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari and the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Chief Guest of the Republic Day, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.
The Union Minister for Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries are also seen.

Rajpath comes alive with the dare devil stunts of motorbike riders of Corps of Signals, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

Three SU-30 MKI fighter planes fly over Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

Five Jaguar fighter planes fly over Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

Rajpath comes alive with the dare devil stunts of motorbike riders of Corps of Military Police, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

Rajpath comes alive with the dare devil stunts of motorbike riders of Corps of Military Police, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

The UAE contingents passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

Rajpath comes alive with the dare devil stunts of motorbike riders of Corps of Signals, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

A bird’s eye view of Rajpath on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

The National Security Guard Contingent passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

The tableau of the “Veterans Always in Service of the Nation” passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

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