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India marks Republic Day with camels and women stunt-riders

NEW DELHI: Thousands gathered in New Delhi amid tight security Tuesday for India’s annual Republic Day parade, a pomp-filled spectacle of military might featuring camels and daredevil stuntwomen, with French President Francois Hollande the chief guest.


India celebrates Republic Day, president warns on corruption

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India marked its Republic Day on Sunday with a parade of military hardware in the capital, as the president warned the country's politicians against underestimating public anger over corruption.

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Blasts, shooting mark Republic Day

Indian soldiers shot dead 10 villagers in the volatile northeast yesterday, mistaking some of them for militants, as guerillas set off three bombs during Republic Day celebrations in the region.


Factbox - India's Republic Day: history, pomp and a parade

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Barack Obama is the first U.S. president to be guest of honour at India's annual Republic Day parade, a flamboyant display of the South Asian nation's military might and cultural diversity in the heart of the capital, New Delhi.

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India marks Republic Day in grand way

New Delhi: Motorbike stunt riders and herds of camels wowed the crowds gathered in New Delhi to celebrate Republic Day, an annual showcase of India’s military hardware and cultural diversity.


Malaysian prince at Republic Day parade

Malaysian prince Tunku Ismail Ibrahim is set to be the first foreigner to lead India's mounted 61st Cavalry Regiment at the colourful Republic Day celebration on Friday.


Two killed in bomb blast in eastern India as security tightened for Republic Day

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A crude bomb exploded outside a courtroom in eastern India on Friday, killing two people and wounding ten, television channels said, just days before Republic Day ceremonies that have been attacked in the past in troubled parts of the country.


Pakistan military holds first Republic Day parade in seven years

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan held its first Republic Day parade in seven years on Monday, full of flag-waving pomp and aerial military expertise, a symbolic show of strength in the war against the Taliban months after a militant attack on a school killed 132 children.