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India celebrates its 73rd Republic Day

The Hindu BureauJanuary 26, 2022 12:45 IST
Updated: January 26, 2022 13:23 IST
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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel (known as Himveers) celebrate the 73rd Republic Day at 15000 feet in -35 degree celsius temperature, at the icy Ladakh borders, Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Ministry of Education and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship tableau passes the Rajpath, during the Republic Day Parade 2022 in New Delhi.
People participate in a vintage car and bike rally on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day, in Mumbai, Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Children hold national flags as they celebrate 73rd Republic Day in Mumbai.
Camel mounted BSF contingent march past the Rajpath, during the Republic Day Parade 2022 in New Delhi.
Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters flypast during the Republic Day Parade 2022 in New Delhi.
Veerangana Unit of Assam police takes part during the Republic day parade in Guwahati.
A float portraying the freedom fighters at the 73rd Republic day parade held in Chennai.
Mumbai police officials take part in Republic Day Parade at Shivaji Park.
Dozens of drones display "75th Anniversary of Indian Independence' on the eve of Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

President Ram Nath Kovind honoured the proud winners of the highest gallantry, including the winners of Param Vir Chakra and Ashok Chakra

The national flag was unfurled on 73rd Republic Day at Rajpath followed by the National Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute on Wednesday.

According to the tradition, the 21-gun salute was presented by the ceremonial battery of 871 field regiment.

The ceremonial battery was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Jitender Singh Mehta.