As India celebrated 74th Republic Day on Thursday, a grand parade was seen at the Kartavya Path in Delhi highlighting the military prowess and cultural diversity of the country. The Republic Parade 2023 included a march by a contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Indian military forces, tableaux from different states and other key moments.
More than tens of thousands of people shed COVID-19 masks but faced morning winter chill
and mist at a ceremonial parade in the Indian capital on Thursday. 16
The parade highlighted India's defence capability and cultural and social heritage on a long
revamped marching ceremonial boulevard from British colonial rule. President Droupadi Murmu
and chief guest Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi with Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar
and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were seen at the 74th Republic Day Parade at the Kartavya
This year, only made-in-India weapons were on display at the parade. In fact, instead of the 25-
pounders the indigenous 105-mm Indian Field Guns (IFG) offered the 21-gun salute to President
A total of 23 tableaux – 17 from states and Union territories and six from various ministries and
departments were showcased during the parade.
During the parade, Uttar Pradesh's tableau depicted Lord Ram and Goddess Sita being welcomed
by the people of Ayodhya on their return from exile.
A tableau of the Indian Navy drove through the ceremonial Kartavya Path boulevard during
India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.
The tableau of Jammu and Kashmir portrayed the cave shrine of Amarnath with the theme 'Naya
Jammu and Kashmir'. It also showcased the resurgence in tourism in the last couple of years.
The tableau of the ministry of culture showcased the works and achievements of the country in
the last few years.
Keeping the spirit of 'Aatmanirbhar' Bharat, the India-made 105 mm light field guns were used
for the customary 21-gun salute on Republic Day. (PTI)
Marching contingents marched down the Kartavya Path on the 74th Republic Day.
'Daredevils' motorcycle riders from the Indian Army's Corps of Signals regiment took part and
showed stunts at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
The parade witnessed a contingent of women-armed police battalion of CRPF, BSF's camel band
and Delhi Police's band, and others. (Reuters)
Gujarat's tableau showed the renewable sources of energy on the theme 'Clean-Green energy
Efficient Gujarat' on Republic Day 2023.
'Baaz' formation comprising three Mig 29 multirole fighters was on display at the 2023 Republic