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Highlights: 68th Republic Day Parade

Here are highlights of the 68th Republic Day parade.

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Ashok Chakra — the highest peace-time gallantry award — to late Havildar Hangpan Dada’s wife Chasen Lowang Dada. Havildar Hangpan of Assam Regiment killed four intruding terrorists before laying down his life at the height of 13,000 feet in the harsh and icy Himalayan range of North Kashmir on May 26.


The marching contingent of the UAE and their military band; 179 of them marching down the Rajpath — 144 soldiers and 34 band members. This is the second time ever India has invited a foreign country to be part of marching contingent in Republic Day parade. Last year, it was the French contingent.


President Pranab Mukherjee presents Ashok Chakra — the highest peace-time gallantry award — to late Havildar Hangpan Dada’s wife Chasen Lowang Dada. Havildar Hangpan of Assam Regiment killed four intruding terrorists before laying down his life at the height of 13,000 feet in the harsh and icy Himalayan range of North Kashmir on May 26.


Mechanised columns, led by 58 Armoured Regiment — India’s main battle tank the T-90 Bhishma.


The 58 Armoured Regiment’s motto is Avval 58 Sarvashresth.


Infantry Combat vehicle BMP-2K of 10th Battalion of the Brigade of Guards. War Cry: Garud ka Hoon Bol Pyare.


Brahmos Weapon System of the 861 Missile Regiment Centre. Missile has been developed as a joint venture between India and Russia.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessing the parade with the chief guest, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


Weapon Locating system, ‘Swathi’. The system is capable of tracking up to seven targets simultaneously.


CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle — built to operate in a chemical, biological or radiological environment to monitor nuclear & chemical contamination levels.


Akash Missile System — The first indigenously developed air defence system that can fire short-range surface-to-air missiles.


Mechanised Infantry regime, whose motto is Veerta aur Vishwas, is the oldest battalion of the infantry regiments. Has seen action in both eastern and western fronts. They are followed by the combined band of Armoured Corps Centre & School & Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre playing the tune Amar Senani.


Contingents march down Rajpath.


President Pranab Mukherjee salutes the marching contingents.

Source: Rediff