Rajpath Area, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Today, India is celebrating its 68th Republic day. The grand parade showcased the country’s military strength and achievements in a range of areas and its diverse culture at the Rajpath. The military personnel performed daredevil stunts that burst the crowd into cheers. Beautiful tableaux of seventeen states were on display and the school students presented some mesmerizing performances. The highlights of this year’s parade was a 149-member UAE Presidential Guard, the Air Force, the Navy and Army contingent led by a UAE band consisting of 35 musicians marching on Rajpath and presenting a ceremonial salute to the President of India. After the parade bravery awards were given to the recipients. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan marked his presence as the Chief Guest of the event and the flag hoisting ceremony in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took place. Tight security was seen in the capital in the light of the recent terror threats. Later, the Prime Minister took to twitter to extend his greetings.