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In pictures: India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with grand military parades

On India's 70th Republic Day, the annual parade showcased the country's rich cultural heritage and traditions. The chief guest at the prestigious event this year is South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the meeting of the two leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina last year.

In pictures: India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with grand military parades
Indian army K9 Vajra-T tanks (foreground) take part in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.
In pictures: India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with grand military parades
Indian soldiers of the President's Bodyguard stand guard on their mounts during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.
In pictures: India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with grand military parades
An India Railway Protection Force (RPF) contingent marches during the 70th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.
In pictures: India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with grand military parades
Members of the Indian Army motorcycle team 'Daredevils' take part in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.
In pictures: India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with grand military parades
Indian military contingents march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.
In pictures: India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with grand military parades
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) welcomes South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa (2R) as Indian President Ram Nath Kovind (R) looks on ahead of the 70th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.
In pictures: India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with grand military parades
A tableau of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir takes part in the 70th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.
In pictures: India celebrated its 70th Republic Day with grand military parades
Indian school children perform during the 70th Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.