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In Photos: 71st Republic Day celebrations at majestic Rajpath

India celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a grand display of military prowess, vibrant cultural diversity and socio-economic progress on the majestic Rajpath. A look at photos of R-Day parade at Rajpath.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 27, 2020 7:53 IST
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A view of illuminated Raisina Hill on the occasion of 71st Republic Day at Rajpath in New Delhi.

India on Sunday celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a grand display of military prowess, vibrant cultural diversity and socio-economic progress on the majestic Rajpath where thousands of people, besides the country's top political and military leadership and foreign dignitaries witnessed the annual parade.

Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro, who was the chief guest for this year's ceremony, watched the dazzling parade at the historic avenue in the national capital as President Ram Nath Kovind took the salute, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and a host of other leaders in attendance.

Like every year, this time also India showcased its military might, the diversity which binds the country in the 90-minute long Republic Day parade. However, for those who missed the spectacular and breathtaking show, here's a compilation of 71st Republic Day parade in photos, take a look:

71st Republic Day in photos

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A view of illuminated Raisina Hill on the occasion of 71st Republic Day at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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A bird’s eye view of Rajpath, at the 71st Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares a light moment with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C) as President Ram Nath Kovind looks on, during the 'At-Home' reception, organised on the occasion of Republic Day, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind (R), Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu (2R), Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C) attend the 'At-Home' reception, organised on the occasion of Republic Day, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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A bird's eye view shows tableau of Jammu and Kashmir pass through Rajpath on occasion of 71st Republic Day, in New Delhi.

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A bird's eye view shows tableaus of various states pass through Rajpath on occasion of 71st Republic Day, in New Delhi.

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The Indian Air Force tableau, depicting scale-down models of Rafale fighter jet and surface-to-air guided weapon Aakash missile, passes through Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade.

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The Indian Air Force tableau, depicting scale-down models of Rafale fighter jet and surface-to-air guided weapon Aakash missile, passes through Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi.

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The tableau of Chhattisgarh passes through the Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro witness the Republic Day 2020 parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the National War Memorial, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day Parade 2020. Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh and the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Defence Shripad Yesso Naik also present.

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The tableau of Gujarat passes through the Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade.

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Newly-inducted Apache attack helicopters flypast during the 71st Republic Day Parade at the Rajpath, in New Delhi.

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Women bikers of the CRPF perform daredevil stunts during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Women bikers of the CRPF perform a daredevil stunt during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Five Jaguar fighter aircraft fly in formation during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath, in New Delhi.

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Indian Army's Parachute Regiment Special forces contingent marches during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath, in New Delhi.

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The tableau of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade passes through the Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade.

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The Tableau of Finance Ministry passes through the Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi.

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Military vehicle carrying Anti Satellite Weapons (ASAT) -Mission Shakti passes through Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade.

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Akash Weapon System, the first indigenously developed air defence system capable of firing short-range surface to air missiles, showcased during the 71st Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath.

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Open jeeps carrying Pradhanmantri Rashtriya Puraskar winning children move on the Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent marches during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath, in New Delhi.

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Sikh Light Infantry Regiment contingent marches during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath.

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Three Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft fly in Trishul manoeuvre during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath, in New Delhi.

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'Netra' Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft flanked by two Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fly over Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade.

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Boeing C-17 Globemaster aircraft flies over Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade.

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Two Rudra and two Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters of Army Aviation fly in diamond formation over Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade.

There were several firsts in the celebrations this year, including the prime minister paying homage at the National War Memorial and the tri-service formation. Anti-satellite weapon system developed under Mission Shakti, newly-inducted stealth attack helicopter Apache and transport chopper Chinook, and artillery gun system 'Dhanush' were among the key military assets exhibited for the first time.

The 90-minute extravaganza, symbolic of national pride, left the spectators transfixed as soldiers from the three services, paramilitary and others marched down the central boulevard on a sunny winter morning.

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