posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 03:36 AM
The new emerging power on the block!
India’s Armed forces, the fourth largest in the world, represented by contingents in full battle regalia, and ceremonial attire proudly marched
before their supreme commander, President APJ Abdul Kalam, even as fascinating tableaux depicting the diverse culture, and hundreds of
colorfully-dressed dancing schoolchildren formed part of the 105-minute-long parade.
The annual extravaganza was watched by none other than Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was the chief guest at this year’s parade.
And for the first time ever, the 61st Cavalry contingent was led by a foreigner, Malaysian Prince Captain Tunku Ismail Ibrahim.
Here are a few pics of the parade.
A view of the illuminated Raisina Hill on the eve of
the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade
in New Delhi.
Bird’s eye view of the spectacular parade
Indian soldiers marching in the parade in New Delhi Jan. 26.
A surface to surface missile seen during the parade
Fly past by SU 30 MKIs
It’s time for celebration!
Way to go India!!