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Republic Day Parade ends with air show; BSF women bikers win hearts

Marching contingents, strategic defence weaponry and colourful tableaux were on display as India celebrated its 69th Republic Day

Republic Day 2018
The Akash weapon system of 27 Air Defence Regiment (Amritsar Air Field), led by Captain Shikha Yadav and Captain Mohammad Yunis Khan, on display at Republic Day 2018. Photo: @ANI

Marching contingents, strategic defence weaponry and colourful tableaux were on display as India celebrated its 69th Republic Day with a grand parade watched by thousands of people along with ten ASEAN leaders who attended the event as chief guests, in a historic first.   Signifying India's fast growing strategic ties with ASEAN, leaders of all the 10 countries of the powerful bloc attended the parade at the majestic Rajpath which showcased the country's military might and cultural diversity.   Cold weather conditions and dense fog failed to dampen the ...