India celebrates 71st Republic Day

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India’s 71st Republic Day celebrations began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tributes at the National War Memorial near India Gate.

Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the chief guest for this year’s ceremony. 

India’s military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress were on display at Rajpath.

Captain Tanya Shergil, a 4th Generation Army Officer leads Corps of Signals marching contingent

The marching contingent of the DRDO showcased the anti-satellite weapon Mission Shakti.

Jammu and Kashmir which participated in the parade for the first time as a Union Territory had the “Back to Village” theme for its tableau.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were among those who attended the celebrations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waved at a cheerful audience at Rajpath before his departure, as curtains came down on Republic Day Parade 2020.