Special Frontier Force does not participate in Republic Day Parade on Raj path, New Delhi. I am pleased to extend Republic Day Greetings to all of my readers.

Rudranarasimham, Rebbapragada


68th Republic Day: A celebration of firsts

January 26, 2017


1/768th Republic Day

As India showcased its defense capabilities and rich cultural heritage on the 68th Republic Day, here’s a look at some of the firsts in this year’s celebrations. (TOI photo)

2/7UAE Presidential Guard

The highlight of this year’s parade was a 149-member UAE Presidential Guard comprising servicemen in the Air Force, the Navy and Army. Led by a UAE band consisting of 35 musicians, the contingent marched on the Rajpath and presented a ceremonial salute to the President of India. (TOI photo)

3/7NSG contingent

For the first time, a contingent of the National Security Guard (NSG), popularly known as the Black Cat Commandos, participated in the Republic Day parade. (TOI photo)

4/7Tejas Aircraft

The parade witnessed the fly-past of three LCA Tejas Aircraft flying at a height of 300 meters from ground in ‘Vic’ formation. (Image courtesy: SpokespersonMoD/Twitter)

5/7Indigenous Defence technology

IAF aircraft equipped with the indigenous Airborne Early Warning & Control System (AEW&C) developed by DRDO also flew past. (TOI photo)

6/7GST Tableau

A tableau displaying objectives and benefits of Goods and Services Tax (GST) was also showcased during the parade. GST, which aims to subsume a multitude of taxes, is the single biggest tax reform initiative undertaken since Independence.

7/7Tricolour on Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building located in Dubai, will be lit up in the colors of the Indian National flag on Wednesday and Thursday to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day. (Image courtesy: Burj Khalifa/Twitter)


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