In pics: Dazzling tableaux add sheen to 70th Republic Day parade

Updated: Jan 26, 2019, 12:50 PM(IST)

Celebrations for the 70th Republic Day began on Saturday with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in attendance as the chief guest, amid heavy security deployment in the national capital.

PM Modi at Amar Jawan Jyoti

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to martyrs by laying a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti in the presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the three service chiefs.

PM Modi, clad his traditional kurta pajama and trademark Nehru jacket, reached the Rajpath and received and greeted President Ram Nath Kovind and the chief guest.


150th birth anniversary of 'Father of Nation'

The overall theme for the Republic Day celebrations this year was the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Tableaux of many states, themed on the iconic freedom fighter, were showcased on the occasion. 


Delhi showcased its association with Bapu

The tableau of Delhi showcased Gandhiji's association with Delhi and Birla House, which is now known as Gandhi Smriti.



Celebrations in Ladakh at -30 degree Celsius

Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel celebrated Republic Day at 18,000 feet and -30 degree Celsius in Ladakh.



Veterans' tableau

The Veterans tableau-2019 showcased the theme, 'Veterans: Accelerators in Nation's Growth'.


Exuberant flypast at Republic Day parade

PM Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa witnessed flypast at Republic Day parade in Delhi.


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