A diverse display of military might marked the celebrations of the 70th Republic Day at Rajpath, New Delhi.
Aspects of Mahatma Gandhi’s life were depicted on the occasion.
School children presented cultural performances. Prime Minister Narendra Modi drove down Rajpath to the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate.
He paid homage to the Unknown Soldier.
The national anthem was played and the Indian tricolour flag unfurled
at the 21-gun-salute.
The parade was commenced under the command of Lt-Gen Asit Mistry, the General Officer Commanding of the Delhi Area.
The Transportable Satellite Terminal (TST) that can transmit high quality data and the Akash missile weapon system were the other attractions.
The Indian Air Force marching contingent also consisted of 144 air warriors.
Indigenously designed and manufactured models of aircrafts, radar and missile system were also put on display.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) displayed its Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) developed in collaboration with Israel.
Baloons were released and the national anthem was played to mark the culmination of the 90-minute ceremony.