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Republic Day parade: India exhibits military might, NSG makes debut

Jan 26th, 2017 12:19 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

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The NSG contingent that consisted of 60 commandoes in black overalls and full armed gear gave the ceremonial salute to President Pranab Mukherjee as they marched on Rajpath.

India’s military might and cultural diversity was on full display at the 68th Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. On a cloudy day, the proceedings began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar paying tributes to martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate. Later, President Pranab Mukherjee and Abu Dhabi crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan made their way to Rajpath with the accompaniment of the presidential bodyguard.

The parade began with the marching of a special contingent from the UAE armed forces as the crown prince watched on from the special VIP enclosure. This was the second time a foreign military contingent took part in the parade.

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