Republic Day: India set to hold colourful parade
India is set to celebrate its 74th Republic Day on Thursday with a colourful parade displaying military might and cultural diversity.
The public holiday marks the anniversary of India officially adopting its constitution, making it a sovereign republic.
Its highlight is a parade which is held in capital city Delhi and telecast live across the country.
Every year, the country also invites a foreign dignitary as the chief guest to the parade - this year, Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi is the guest of honour.
Thousands of people brave the January chill to watch the parade, which passes through the newly renovated Kartavya Path (formerly Rajpath).
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