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India shows off its military might at R-Day parade

By THE REDIFF NEWS BUREAU
January 26, 2020 16:51 IST

India celebrated its 71st Republic Day on Sunday with a 90-minute display. The Armed Forces took centre-stage parading an array of weapons and the Defence Research Organisation put up a display of state-of-the-art technology.

Here are some of the best moments from Rajpath.

A military vehicle carrying Anti Satellite Weapons-Mission Shakti passes through Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo
 

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. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

Battle tanks of the Indian Army, T- 90 Bhishma (front), followed by K9 VAJRA-T gun tanks pass through Rajpath. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo

Members of Central Reserve Police Force perform during the Republic Day parade. Photograph: Altaf Hussain/Reuters

Five Jaguar fighter aircraft fly in formation during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo

Boeing C-17 Globemaster aircraft flies over Rajpath during the 71st Republic Day Parade. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

Netra Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft flanked by two Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fly over Rajpath. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

Three Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft fly in Trishul manoeuvre during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

Air Force's new Chinook helicopters flyover Rajpath during the Republic Day parade. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

Newly-inducted Apache attack helicopters flypast during the 71st Republic Day Parade. Photograph: / Rediff.com
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