Amazing India: Country on show for Republic Day

 

Salman Khan participates in India's 65th Republic Day celebrations in Mumbai. (AFP)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (3R) waves as he walks alongside Indian President Pranab Mukherjee (4R) during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on January 26, 2014. Abe is in India for a three-day official visit and is the chief guest at India's 65th Republic Day celebrations. India celebrated its 65th Republic Day with a large military parade in the capital New Delhi and similar events across the country. (AFP)


Indian traditional dancers from the eastern state of Odisha perform the 'Tiger Dance', or 'Bagha Dance', which enacts a tiger hunt, during Republic Day celebrations in Bhubaneswar on January 26, 2014. India celebrated its 65th Republic Day with a large military parade in the capital New Delhi and similar events across the country. (AFP)

An Indian college student performs a traditional dance during Republic Day celebrations in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on January 26, 2014. India celebrated its 65th Republic Day with a large military parade in the capital New Delhi and similar events across the country. (AFP)

 


An Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel uses a cell phone to take photographs of his colleagues during Republic Day celebrations in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on January 26, 2014. India celebrated its 65th Republic Day with a large military parade in the capital New Delhi and similar events across the country. (AFP)


West Bengal state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, center, greets people as she arrives to attend the ceremonial parade during Republic Day celebrations in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. India adopted its democratic constitution on Jan. 26, 1950. (AP)


Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gujarat's chief minister, waves after hoisting an Indian national flag during the Republic Day celebrations at Himmatnagar town, about 69 km (43 miles) east from the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, January 26, 2014. India celebrated its 65th Republic Day on Sunday. (REUTERS)

 

Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF) Dog Squad personnel take part in a march during Republic Day celebrations in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on January 26, 2014. India celebrated its 65th Republic Day with a large military parade in the capital New Delhi and similar events across the country. (AFP)

 

An Indian college student performs a traditional dance during Republic Day celebrations in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on January 26, 2014. India celebrated its 65th Republic Day with a large military parade in the capital New Delhi and similar events across the country. (AFP)

 

Indian school students painted in the colours of the national flag perform a dance during Republic Day celebrations in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on January 26, 2014. India celebrated its 65th Republic Day with a large military parade in the capital New Delhi and similar events across the country. (AFP)

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh shake hands after addressing the media at Hyderabad House in New Delhi January 25, 2014. Abe is on a three-day visit to India and will be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations on Sunday. (REUTERS)


Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) reads a joint statement as his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh watches after their delegation level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi January 25, 2014. Abe is on a three-day visit to India and will be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations on Sunday. (REUTERS)
 

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) shakes hands with India's President Pranab Mukherjee before their meeting at India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi January 25, 2014. Abe is on a three-day official visit to India and will be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations on Sunday. (REUTERS)


Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) speaks with India's President Pranab Mukherjee during their meeting at India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi January 25, 2014. Abe is on a three-day official visit to India and will be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations on Sunday. (REUTERS)
 

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie (R) disembark from an aircraft upon their arrival at the airport in New Delhi January 25, 2014. Abe and his wife is on a three-day visit to India and will be the chief guests at India's Republic Day celebrations on Sunday. (REUTERS)
 

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