Photos from rehearsal of the India Republic Day parade

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India will celebrate its 67th Republic Day on 26 January with a grand parade. Republic Day honours the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1950.

This year’s parade has two unique features. Several adorable Indian army dogs, including labradors and German shepherds, will march in the parade after 26 years. Also for the first time, a foreign contigent will participate in the Republic Day parade. With French president Francois Hollande is the chief guest, French troops will march alongside their Indian counterparts.

India has been put under unprecedented security alert ahead of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26. Security agencies have warned of greater terror threat to India this time than in the the past.

This is mainly because of the added threat of Islamic State terrorists this time, in place of the threats form Pakistan based terror groups.

French soldiers practise at Rajpath before the main event on Republic Day ‏@manojsirsa

French soldiers practise at Rajpath before the main event on Republic Day ‏@manojsirsa

Army tanks are rolled out during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi. (Source: Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Army tanks are rolled out during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi. (Source: Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Multi-barrel missile system is rolled on the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi. (Source: Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Multi-barrel missile system is rolled on the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi. (Source: Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

India'n Air-force C-130

India’n Air-force C-130

T-90 of India Army

T-90 of India Army

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@livefist Akash SAM at the Republic Day Parade rehearsal

@livefist Akash SAM at the Republic Day Parade rehearsal

MiG-29s over Delhi

MiG-29s over Delhi

SEPECAT Jaguars over Delhi

SEPECAT Jaguars over Delhi


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