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India’s 59th Republic Day (26 Jan 2008) photos

Posted on: January 28, 2008

Indian Army soldiers march during the 59th Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi
Republic Day marks the adoption of India’s republican constitution in 1950 – three years after independence from Britain
French President Nicholas Sarkozy was the guest of honour at the parade
French President Nicholas Sarkozy was the guest of honour at the parade during which India’s latest military hardware was displayed.
Elephants take part in India's Republic Day parade in New Delhi
Tens of thousands of people gathered in the centre of Delhi, once the heart of India’s colonial past.
Indian school children perform a drama based on the Indian fight against the British rule for independence
In Bangalore, Indian school children performed a drama based on the Indian struggle for independence.
Indian soldiers from the Light Maratha Infantry perform a traditional sport called Malkhumb
Indian soldiers from the Light Maratha Infantry performed a traditional sport called Malkhumb.
Indian soldiers from the Light Maratha Infantry perform a traditional sport called Malkhumb
Tight security was in place, especially after calls to boycott the day by separatists fighting Indian forces in Kashmir.
Indian soldiers on parade
The parades were also a chance for India to display it’s military might.
Soldiers in colourful headgear marched smartly
Soldiers in colourful headgear marched smartly, while India’s latest weapons – including nuclear missiles – were also on display.(BBC)


2 Responses to "India’s 59th Republic Day (26 Jan 2008) photos"

Looks like photos of the french republic day

it is the best opportunity to see this picture. i am very lucky person to see this picture, please kindly to forward the rare picture to my mail id. thank you and best wishes 2 u!

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