India marked the 71st Republic Day with great fervor. At Rajpath in New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the National Flag. PM Narendra Modi paid homage to the fallen soldiers at the Rashtriya Samar Smarak. President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro joined the celebrations as the Chief Guest.
The parade witnessed contingents of the Army, Navy, Air Force and other forces. Different tableaux showcased India's diverse and vibrant culture as well as the rapid strides the country has been making in several sectors.