In pics: The 64th Republic Day parade

India | | January 26, 2013, 12:50 pm
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This year, the number of tableaux has been reduced to 19 from 2012's 23.

This year, the number of tableaux has been reduced to 19 from 2012's 23.

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The parade assured the nation about its military prowess.

The parade assured the nation about its military prowess.

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PM Manmohan Singh must have been feeling proud on the country's achievements since independence.

PM Manmohan Singh must have been feeling proud on the country's achievements since independence.

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Different Indian states came up with diverse concepts to showcase their respective cultures.

Different Indian states came up with diverse concepts to showcase their respective cultures.

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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the king of Bhutan, was the chief guest of this year's Republic Day.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the king of Bhutan, was the chief guest of this year's Republic Day.

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The fighter planes flying over Delhi is directly attached to the nation's pride in more than one way.

The fighter planes flying over Delhi is directly attached to the nation's pride in more than one way.

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India's cultural diversity was displayed through 19 tableaux - 14 from states and five from ministries.

India's cultural diversity was displayed through 19 tableaux - 14 from states and five from ministries.

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All the spectacle began when President Pranab Mukherjee unfurled the national flag and took the customary gun salute.

All the spectacle began when President Pranab Mukherjee unfurled the national flag and took the customary gun salute.

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Such events are also an attempt to remind the countrymen about their glorious past and struggles to emerge as a republic.

Such events are also an attempt to remind the countrymen about their glorious past and struggles to emerge as a republic.

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We wish you a very happy republic day. We hope to achieve new heights as a nation this year.

We wish you a very happy republic day. We hope to achieve new heights as a nation this year.

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The colourful parade on India's 64th Republic Day displayed the nation's might and its diverse cultural heritage.

The colourful parade on India's 64th Republic Day displayed the nation's might and its diverse cultural heritage.