PHOTOS: India Celebrates 66th Republic Day

26/01/2015 11:36 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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India's military might was on display on Monday as it celebrated the 66th Republic Day with a grand parade attended by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, former PM Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh were among the many dignitaries present.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama, second right, and first lady Michelle Obama, second left, are greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, as they arrive for Republic Day in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama, center left, is greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives for Republic Day in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama smiles in the rain as he arrives for Republic Day in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama smiles in the rain as he arrives for Republic Day in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama arrives, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, to preside over India’s annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, emerged from his armored limousine and took his place on the rain-soaked parade route in the capital of New Delhi. The parade was the centerpiece of Obama’s three-day visit to India, which is aimed at strengthening a relationship between the world’s largest democracies that has at times been fraught with tension and suspicion. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    An aide helps U.S. President Barack Obama with his trench coat as he arrives, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, to preside over India’s annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, emerged from his armored limousine and took his place on the rain-soaked parade route in the capital of New Delhi. The parade was the centerpiece of Obama’s three-day visit to India, which is aimed at strengthening a relationship between the world’s largest democracies that has at times been fraught with tension and suspicion. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wave to the crowd at the end of India’s annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, emerged from his armored limousine and took his place on the rain-soaked parade route in the capital of New Delhi. The parade was the centerpiece of Obama’s three-day visit to India, which is aimed at strengthening a relationship between the world’s largest democracies that has at times been fraught with tension and suspicion. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and President Pranab Mukherjee wave to the crowd at the end of India’s annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hand with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives to preside over India’s annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    Indians wave as U.S. President Barack Obama's motorcade passes by after the annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and President Pranab Mukherjee wave to the crowd at the end of India’s annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 photo, U.S. President Barack Obama greets former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, with first lady Michelle Obama standing beside during a receiving line before State Dinner at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, in New Delhi, India. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an American leader has visited India twice during his presidency. Obama is also the first to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities that marks the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama walks flanked by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, as President Pranab Mukherjee walks in front, at the end of India’s annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the crowd flanked by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and first lady Michelle Obama at the end of India’s annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the crowd at the end of India’s annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, right, look out through rain covered protective glass to watch the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Republic Day marks the anniversary of India's democratic constitution taking force in 1950. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, right, look out through rain covered protective glass to watch the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Republic Day marks the anniversary of India's democratic constitution taking force in 1950. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd as he arrives for the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday took in the grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama, right, look out through rain covered protective glass to watch the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Republic Day marks the anniversary of India's democratic constitution taking force in 1950. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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