In pictures: Republic Day Celebrations

India for the first time in its history of republic hosted 10 heads of state or government of the ASEAN countries as guests of honour for the annual parade.

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All 10 heads of the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries were chief guests at the Republic Day parade this year. The presence of the 10 heads of state -- who are also here to attend the India-Asean commemorative summit -- is meant to symbolise India's progression from its Look East policy to "acting east".

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) looks on as Indian President Ram Nath Kovind arrives to attend India's 69th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2018.

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Indian cadets from the National Cadet Corps (NCC) contingent march during India's 69th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi.

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A CISF contingent marches past during the Republic Day celebrations as Governor Draupadi Murmu gives a salute in Ranchi on Friday.

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Differently abled children perform during Republic Day celebrations at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal on Friday.

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The Indian Border Security Force women’s motorcycle team 'Seema Bhawani' performs during India's 69th Republic Day Parade.

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school children pose for a photograph with the national flag during an event to mark Republic Day in Amritsar as India celebrates its 69th Republic Day.

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The Indian Border Security Force women’s motorcycle team 'Seema Bhawani' performs during India's 69th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2018. India is marking its 69th Republic Day.

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent march past during India's 69th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2018.

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Chief guests and heads of states of Governments of ASEAN nations leave after attending the 69th Republic Day function at Rajpath in New Delhi on Friday