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

A contingent of French infantry in India for joint military exercises led the march down the capital’s central Rajpath avenue, the first time foreign troops have taken part in the parade.

The mood on Tuesday was celebratory, with Indian Prime Minister Modi — sporting a gold turban that rivalled the spectacular military headgear on display — and Mr Hollande chatting as they sat side by side in a bulletproof glass enclosure.

Modi invited Hollande to the parade in a show of solidarity with France after the Nov 13 Paris attacks. Both countries this week signed an accord for the sale of 36 French Rafale fighter jets to India.

An estimated 10,000 people braved thick smog and poor air quality levels to watch the display ─ the highlight of annual celebrations of the birth of modern India.

The two-hour showcase of military might and cultural diversity included everything from tanks and state-of-the-art weaponry to camels and traditional dancers.

The mounted camels of the Border Security Force — an annual highlight — put in an early showing, decorated in brightly coloured caparisons.

Traditional dancers representing some of India’s diverse regional cultures performed on colourfully decorated floats showcasing selected states.

A dog squad drawn from the Army’s Remount Veterinary Corps returned to the parade after a gap of 26 years to perform a march past wearing striped coats in their unit’s colours.

They were followed by motorbike stunt riders forming a human pyramid, another annual tradition, before the grand finale of the event, a fly-past by Indian fighter jets.

(L-R) India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, French President Francois Hollande and his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee wave as they attend the 'At Home' reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace after the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
(L-R) India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, French President Francois Hollande and his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee wave as they attend the 'At Home' reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace after the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
An Indian soldier salutes as he rides a Smerch rocket launcher during India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
An Indian soldier salutes as he rides a Smerch rocket launcher during India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
A member of the band of the Border Security Force contingent plays a saxophone on his camel during the parade. ─ AFP
A member of the band of the Border Security Force contingent plays a saxophone on his camel during the parade. ─ AFP
India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers march during India's Republic Day parade in Srinagar. ─ Reuters
India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers march during India's Republic Day parade in Srinagar. ─ Reuters
India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" motorcycle riders take part in the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" motorcycle riders take part in the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
An Indian artist performs a fire act during Republic Day celebrations. ─ AP
An Indian artist performs a fire act during Republic Day celebrations. ─ AP
An Indian dancer performs on a float during India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
An Indian dancer performs on a float during India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
Indian Army's T-90 Bhishma tanks (front) are displayed during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Indian Army's T-90 Bhishma tanks (front) are displayed during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Members of the Rajput Regiment participate in India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
Members of the Rajput Regiment participate in India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
An Indian soldier salutes as he rides an Akash weapon system of air defence during India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
An Indian soldier salutes as he rides an Akash weapon system of air defence during India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
An India-Held Kashmir state policeman jumps through a fire wheel as he performs a motorcycle stunt. ─ AP
An India-Held Kashmir state policeman jumps through a fire wheel as he performs a motorcycle stunt. ─ AP
Schoolchildren wearing traditional attire cheer after performing at a cultural program during the Republic Day celebrations in Chandigarh, India. ─ Reuters
Schoolchildren wearing traditional attire cheer after performing at a cultural program during the Republic Day celebrations in Chandigarh, India. ─ Reuters
Members of the Indian military band take part in the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Members of the Indian military band take part in the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Women wearing traditional clothes from the state of Rajasthan ride a float during India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
Women wearing traditional clothes from the state of Rajasthan ride a float during India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
Indian school children perform a dance to show India's cultural heritage during the parade. ─ AP
Indian school children perform a dance to show India's cultural heritage during the parade. ─ AP
A member of National Service Scheme shouts commands as he takes part in the Republic Day parade in Agartala, India. ─ Reuters
A member of National Service Scheme shouts commands as he takes part in the Republic Day parade in Agartala, India. ─ Reuters
A contingent of camel mounted soldiers of Indian Border Security Force (BSF), march down Rajpath during the Republic Day parade. ─ AP
A contingent of camel mounted soldiers of Indian Border Security Force (BSF), march down Rajpath during the Republic Day parade. ─ AP
Service dogs assigned to the Remount Veterinary Corps Dog Squad march with their handlers during India's Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Service dogs assigned to the Remount Veterinary Corps Dog Squad march with their handlers during India's Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
An Indian policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
An Indian policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Indian security forces march during the Republic Day parade. ─ AP
Indian security forces march during the Republic Day parade. ─ AP
Motorcycle display team of Indian army's 'Corps of Signals'. ─ AP
Motorcycle display team of Indian army's 'Corps of Signals'. ─ AP
An Indian woman stands on a float promoting ancient sculptures in the eastern India state of Tripura. ─ AFP
An Indian woman stands on a float promoting ancient sculptures in the eastern India state of Tripura. ─ AFP
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Members of the Indian Navy ride a float during India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
Members of the Indian Navy ride a float during India's Republic Day parade. ─ AFP
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
A tableau from the eastern state of West Bengal is displayed during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
A tableau from the eastern state of West Bengal is displayed during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Women members of India's National Cadet Corps (NCC) march during the Republic Day parade. ─ AP
Women members of India's National Cadet Corps (NCC) march during the Republic Day parade. ─ AP
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Indian soldiers march during the Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
French soldiers march during India's Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
French soldiers march during India's Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
Indians watch from behind police barricades as a contingent of Indian  paramilitary forces marches past. ─ AP
Indians watch from behind police barricades as a contingent of Indian paramilitary forces marches past. ─ AP
Indian security forces march during the parade. ─ AP
Indian security forces march during the parade. ─ AP
Motorcycle display team of Indian army's 'Corps of Signals',  popularly known as 'Dare Devils', make formations on motorcycles as they roll down Rajpath during the parade. ─ AP
Motorcycle display team of Indian army's 'Corps of Signals', popularly known as 'Dare Devils', make formations on motorcycles as they roll down Rajpath during the parade. ─ AP
Indian security forces march during the parade. ─ AP
Indian security forces march during the parade. ─ AP
French President Francois Hollande (L) and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee (R) sip refreshments at a reception hosted by the Indian President to mark India's Republic Day. ─ AP
French President Francois Hollande (L) and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee (R) sip refreshments at a reception hosted by the Indian President to mark India's Republic Day. ─ AP
French President Francois Hollande arrives to attend the 'At Home' reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace after India's Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters
French President Francois Hollande arrives to attend the 'At Home' reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace after India's Republic Day parade. ─ Reuters

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Tech Gs
Jan 27, 2016 12:02pm
Thank you Dawn for excellent pictures.
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Jk
Jan 27, 2016 12:09pm
Super pictures! Thank you dawn.
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GS
Jan 27, 2016 12:11pm
Nice Pics. Road for the march should have been relayed, doesn't look good.
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xyz
Jan 27, 2016 12:14pm
Diversity at its best....
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indian
Jan 27, 2016 12:15pm
Superb images DAWN!!!!! May there be peace in south Asia
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Ravi
Jan 27, 2016 12:17pm
Stunningly beautiful pictures........ great gesture by Dawn..... true champion of peace.... my pakistani fellows are lucky to have an impartial newspaper.
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Johnson Samuel
Jan 27, 2016 12:21pm
Thanks Dawn. With love from Kerala, India
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Joe
Jan 27, 2016 12:27pm
Excellent pictures. Motorcycle stunts are by women soldiers.
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My view
Jan 27, 2016 12:32pm
As an Indian my heart swells at the fantastic coverage with brilliant pictures, that Dawn has put up. None from the Indian media can match this exhibition. Feel exceedingly grateful. Thanks Dawn.
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nirav
Jan 27, 2016 12:35pm
Thank you Dawn for excellent pictures.
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Rahul
Jan 27, 2016 12:38pm
@GS - That road is called Rajpath which leads to the Presidential Palace down the road. It's always maintained in pristine condition. The patches you see is dampness. It could be anything from an early morning drizzle or dew or maybe someone watered the gravel pit before the parade. Or it could've simply been some of those camels or others animals relieving themselves as they walked past LOL
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ashok
Jan 27, 2016 12:39pm
Thank you Dawn for the excellent coverage. Top class as usual.
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Ryan
Jan 27, 2016 12:41pm
Excellent work! Your newspaper is a beacon of impartial reporting from the subcontinent. Let it forever remain so.
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Anidesh Mumbai
Jan 27, 2016 12:42pm
Thank you Dawn for these wonderful photographs !
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Upendra Deshpande
Jan 27, 2016 12:46pm
Excellent sportsmanship by Dawn, I welcome such gestures
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Shiva
Jan 27, 2016 12:48pm
JAI HIND JAI BHARAT
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khanm
Jan 27, 2016 12:52pm
If mankind can put an end to the military expenses... and spend towards its welfare... the world would be a better place for you and me...Folks...Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind... Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. Mahatma Gandhi... BAPU your vision and philosophy has been put to rest...
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Hamid shafiq
Jan 27, 2016 01:04pm
@Mumbaikar its a dream but history of past not allowed to us for reality of this dream.
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Delhi wala
Jan 27, 2016 01:05pm
Dawn is best newspaper in world . Pakistan is a lucky state having Dawn . Tons of regards to Dawn n Pakistan from India. Peace
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Prashantjain
Jan 27, 2016 01:07pm
Mind blowing,gorgeous Thanks,Dawn
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indians
Jan 27, 2016 01:11pm
i wish ...i wish timesofindia could be like the DAWN...wonderful pics.
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j k shivan
Jan 27, 2016 01:16pm
Thanks for the gesture. Enjoy reading the truth in 'The Dawn' even if sometimes it is not pleasant for the reader. Keep the tradition alive. Regards
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Dude
Jan 27, 2016 01:17pm
Thank you Dawn for these wonderful photographs !
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Observer
Jan 27, 2016 01:17pm
Reflections of a progressive and dynamic nation.
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ABCD
Jan 27, 2016 01:20pm
Yes, my country, my India. Thank you DAWN.
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RAGHAVENDRA
Jan 27, 2016 01:27pm
Excellent! Mind Blowing pictures !! None of the Indian press has covered the event as much as this. Kudos to Dawn, as usual you're fabulous.
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Vinu
Jan 27, 2016 01:29pm
Excellent Pics Dawn, I have save all of them for future memories. Thanks Again
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Sudip
Jan 27, 2016 01:30pm
Dear Dawn, you have proved today again with these brilliant pictures that you are the best.. No one can match your professionalism and spirit.
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Vivek
Jan 27, 2016 01:30pm
Stunning pictures Dawn and Reuters. Have saved few of them. Those interested in watching the entire republic day parade here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXSh3ur5XnQ
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VM
Jan 27, 2016 01:30pm
Indian diversity on Display. Thank you Dawn
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Umesh
Jan 27, 2016 01:30pm
Thanks a lot Dawn.
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Samad Chaudhry London
Jan 27, 2016 01:37pm
I remember the parade after the end of 2nd world war in 1945 at the same place in front of India Gate leading to viceroy's lodge. But thanks dawn for these beautiful pictures. Even as a Pakistani I thoroughly enjoyed them Thanks DAWN
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Bikram Thappa
Jan 27, 2016 01:39pm
Thats why Dawn is better news paper.
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Vish
Jan 27, 2016 01:42pm
Really amazing Dawn, truly secular appreciate effort & thanks for colorful blitz....
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anshul
Jan 27, 2016 01:52pm
Unity in diversity thats India
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Ajay Maheshwari
Jan 27, 2016 02:02pm
Fantastic photographs , simply unmatched. Thanks Dawn.
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Desi Dimag
Jan 27, 2016 02:04pm
Proud to be Indian . Jay Hind jay Bharat.
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Vishal
Jan 27, 2016 02:09pm
Long live INDIA - a country where there is no terrorists camps, a country where civil government has full control on all matters including Army, a country which is respected world wide, a country which does not have terrorism, violence as a state policy for vested interests.
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Sudarshan
Jan 27, 2016 02:20pm
Better covered that any of Indian news papers. Lovely pics. Thanks :)
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Vilas
Jan 27, 2016 02:21pm
Thanks for wonderful pictures Dawn. I did not see these pictures in my newspaper and you have covered it all. Proud to be an Indian and I am Proud that I did not make a bad choice of following Dawn...May peace prevail. Let us open the boundaries like EU, let us kill terrorism let us spread love.We should open our boundaries on the western front till afganistan from bangladesh, bhutan, nepal, maldives , srilanka...there should be lots of trade and prosperity and lots of jobs. Let forget the cold vibes we are two gaints in the south asia lets work on the above model that is my dream let the dream come true....Vilas
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RP
Jan 27, 2016 02:27pm
THANKS DAWN for beautiful pictures
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shahmir baloch
Jan 27, 2016 02:31pm
Indias cultural diversity in full swing. Best wishes from pakistan.
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Dr Yashfaa Rao
Jan 27, 2016 02:31pm
Let Me Remind It Was Indian Republic Day
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Dev
Jan 27, 2016 02:38pm
Thank you Dawn from New Delhi, India.
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Shaleen
Jan 27, 2016 02:50pm
Love u Dawn. Wish we could also have a newspaper like you in India.
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Santosh
Jan 27, 2016 02:58pm
wonderful indeed thank you dawn
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Hari
Jan 27, 2016 03:05pm
A day will come when all the SAARC nations will participate in the march past.
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Mr Universe
Jan 27, 2016 03:19pm
@khanm First Indian PM Nehru was in that fools paradise. He even refused to make defense policy for the new nation. Immediately after independence he said that India do not see any need of a defense policy coz. as a peace loving, non violent country it does not foresee any hostility from any of his neighbors. Soon his Paradise lost and India had to pay heavy price for this impracticality. Yet to settle some of the old scores. One should really have a huge arsenal in order to ensure peace.
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rahul1
Jan 27, 2016 03:22pm
Thanks Dawn for beautiful pics showing diversity of India. ...Hindi hain hamwatan hai ... Hindostan hamara.!!
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Indian -I
Jan 27, 2016 03:25pm
Thanks Dawn..
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democrat
Jan 27, 2016 03:37pm
I was waiting for your coverage of the event since yesterday evening. I knew that your photo coverage will be the best and I am not disappointed. Well done and keep it up. However, I may mention here that you have to see this parade live in Delhi to feel the atmosphere.
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democrat
Jan 27, 2016 03:39pm
@Rahul, Water is sprinkeled in the early morning for the dust to lie down.There was no rain yesterday in Delhi and animals can not surely relieve so much on the roads.
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SK
Jan 27, 2016 03:54pm
No other country is as colourful and as diverse as India!
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bryan
Jan 27, 2016 04:07pm
Phew.... Wow....Awesome.... Liked this!
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khanm
Jan 27, 2016 04:13pm
@Mr Universe ... Look at our past history... we fought three wars what did we achieve...Pal...If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler's bidding.
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Sumeet, India
Jan 27, 2016 04:24pm
Superb coverage Dawn, very nice pictures. Thanks
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Asif
Jan 27, 2016 04:27pm
Wow.. india a countey with 1000 nation. So vibrant, secular and freedom for citizens
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Kapil
Jan 27, 2016 04:54pm
Thank you Dawn, amazing picures.
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Sanjeet Kumar
Jan 27, 2016 04:56pm
Truly stately.
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Ashutosh
Jan 27, 2016 05:07pm
Very Good Pics Dawn...Much Appreciated...
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kkk
Jan 27, 2016 05:16pm
Thanks as I am waiting for these Pictures to be on dawn and you does not disappoint me . Again big thanks
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ROHIT PANDEY
Jan 27, 2016 05:35pm
Thank you very much.:)
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A shah
Jan 27, 2016 05:43pm
What a beautiful country
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ROHIT PANDEY
Jan 27, 2016 05:50pm
@Asif Indians like to think of their country as 'one nation' with a thousand hues.:)
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ammu
Jan 27, 2016 06:05pm
Thank u Dawn for these wonderful pics.
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prakash
Jan 27, 2016 06:18pm
DAWN needs appreciation for covering republic day celebration of India on its Newspaper. Hope Indian newspapers too cover Pakistan's Republic day and Independence day celebrations.
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VINOD
Jan 27, 2016 06:37pm
Thanks DAWN for such nice pictures. Great coverage, better than any paper in India. The spirit of joy and pride is so well captured.
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Amrit
Jan 27, 2016 06:41pm
Excellent Photography. Thanks Dawn.
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hellboy
Jan 27, 2016 07:08pm
great country with a great civilization with full of diversity.unity in diversity.
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SKG
Jan 27, 2016 07:08pm
@shahmir baloch Thanks for your good wishes.
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apple sherry
Jan 27, 2016 07:09pm
Hats off to Dawn for "the best" coverage!!!
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shipra
Jan 27, 2016 07:10pm
Wonderful pics. Read dawn daily. Very fair news and analysis
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atheist
Jan 27, 2016 07:35pm
Thank you DAWN.COM for excellent photos. Incredible India !!! Jai hind !!!
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truth
Jan 27, 2016 07:43pm
Excellent pictures and coverage, better than Indian media. Thanks Dawn!
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rehaan
Jan 27, 2016 07:49pm
Now that's what military might is :)
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Kuppudu
Jan 27, 2016 07:54pm
I don't think I would see such superb pictures in any Indian newspaper! Thanks Dawn.
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Masood
Jan 27, 2016 08:07pm
DAWN plays a big part in bringing the two nations closer.
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Senthil
Jan 27, 2016 08:30pm
Excellent pictures. Thanks DAWN for the extensive coverage of the event.
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kumar
Jan 27, 2016 08:40pm
@Masood Yes you are absolutely right.
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Sasa
Jan 27, 2016 09:11pm
Wish Pakistan and Bangladesh were with these spectacular parade.
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Jags
Jan 27, 2016 09:21pm
Thanks Dawn, Beautiful pictures
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vijay,salem
Jan 27, 2016 09:28pm
A BIG THANK YOU.
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Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Jan 27, 2016 10:37pm
Happy Republic Day. Jai Hind. Thanks.
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ramesh
Jan 27, 2016 10:43pm
thats why every day i read your news paper and i find something always intresting.thank you. i am from Goa.india
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Arjun
Jan 27, 2016 11:29pm
Its Excellent.. article..........Thanks Dawn
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Brij Sharma
Jan 28, 2016 12:18am
Wow amazing coverage .Thanks.
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AKKS
Jan 28, 2016 12:45am
Excellent pictures! Well done Dawn!
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nj01
Jan 28, 2016 01:10am
Super like, great photos of a great nation! Thnaks DAWN!!
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El Indiano
Jan 28, 2016 01:19am
Great pictures, thanks. But after all this, Hollande reduced the price of Rafales by only a small amount. Not sure if it was worth the expense.
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JILANI
Jan 28, 2016 01:45am
High Quality Pictures. Thank you Dawn
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i_believe
Jan 28, 2016 01:48am
excellent camera and editing!! kudos..
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Ragu
Jan 28, 2016 02:06am
Dawn rocks; a day should come when India and Pakistan will march together; the west will respect us more and stop exploiting us. The future generations in India and Pakistan will reap the rewards and we will become prosperous and fully developed. The western nations are the major beneficiaries of our conflict.
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sudheer
Jan 28, 2016 02:14am
Everytime i see the tableaus on republic day just reminds me how so many states with each having its own lifestyle still form a union in almost perfect harmony. Yes there are issues but everytime the right path gets adopted how ever slow.
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Sid
Jan 28, 2016 04:26am
@khanm ... Strengthening defense is not indication of carrying intention of offense. As you suggested, yes we should look at history of wars and figure out who was the instigator each time.
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Dipak
Jan 28, 2016 05:10am
Excellent coverage without any negative thought. Congratulations for best coverage than any other newspaper in the world, India included. THANKS DAWN.
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Sonal
Jan 28, 2016 05:29am
@shahmir baloch thanks Shahmir & Dawn
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Rajan Chandy
Jan 28, 2016 06:05am
Thanks Dawn. Excellent pictures. I couldn't find anything similar or near in any of the Indian news papers. You have always been my first choice for objective journalism; a newspaper I have been reading for the last couple of decades.
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lordofthering
Jan 28, 2016 06:28am
Great beautiful pictures. It gives nice glance of celebration better than any other website out that. Thanks...Dawn. Great Job.
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Kaushik
Jan 28, 2016 06:29am
Excellent pictures indeed! Thank you for sharing.
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Arshad Jamil
Jan 28, 2016 06:35am
Congratulations to all Indians on their republic day. Very impressive anniversary parade. Thanks to Dawn for the coverage.
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Rahul
Jan 28, 2016 08:06am
Thank you very much Dawn... greetings from India !!!
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Dhyani
Jan 28, 2016 08:18am
Excellent Pics Taken.....Jai Hind
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Dove
Jan 28, 2016 08:58am
Beautiful images and display. Next republic day you will see Cameroon with his troops!
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MaheshP
Jan 28, 2016 09:28am
Thank You DAWN Superb Pics
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Utpal
Jan 28, 2016 09:33am
Beautiful! Simply spellbound. Oh! what a photograph! Thanks to Dawn and its Photographers.
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navin
Jan 28, 2016 09:37am
dawn thank you for excellent collection, great ones all cheers :)
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Swagatam
Jan 28, 2016 09:56am
Wonderful pictures and seriously a unity in diversity !!!! Thank you Dawn. Regards, Indian.
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RAJA CHILL
Jan 28, 2016 10:11am
Dawn has covered the event well specially the photos. Good to see so much of praise coming even from indian fans .Dawn should consider starting media house company in india as well.keep the good work going...best wishes to dawn team.
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iaj
Jan 28, 2016 10:57am
Thanks Dawn. You never disappoint.No other media including Indian comes close to the standard set by you
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muneesh
Jan 28, 2016 11:48am
Thank Dwan, such a beautiful pics, our TOI evan dont have such quality,
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Farrukh Arshad
Jan 28, 2016 11:50am
Nice Pics
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Ashutosh
Jan 28, 2016 12:05pm
Wow! such a high resolution sonic pictures...
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Kaly
Jan 28, 2016 12:59pm
A big salute to dawn for such covering...wonderful...respect across the border...
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Ankit Singh Chauhan
Jan 28, 2016 01:03pm
Lovely pictures..thank you dawn...
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Aam Admi
Jan 28, 2016 01:41pm
Ironically is that I couldn't find such high resolution pics with great details in India.
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ANAND DAVINDER
Jan 28, 2016 02:48pm
No country in world is as beautiful & colorful as INDIA. Very well captured pics Dawn
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INDIAN
Jan 28, 2016 02:56pm
@Dove maybe some day we may see Pakistani troops taking part in the republic day celebrations
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akmal
Jan 28, 2016 03:20pm
I wish Indian media also adopt the gesture of impartiality the way Dawn has done it.
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amit
Jan 28, 2016 03:22pm
Great work Dawn.Thanks for lovely pictures.
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k k tiwari
Jan 28, 2016 03:30pm
A big thank you Dawn dear, no comparison with any Indian News Paper for such detailed coverage of Indian republic day ,
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aadil
Jan 28, 2016 03:45pm
Who is photographer for this post..Love you man ..
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Raj
Jan 28, 2016 04:15pm
Superb pictures !!! Thanks Dawn !!
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HARI
Jan 28, 2016 04:16pm
I foresee a dawn to unite PAK & IND through DAWN. Keep it up which will help the humanity around our region.
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shekar
Jan 28, 2016 06:16pm
WOW! What a coverage. Your news coverage & the articles are extraordinary. Being from pakistan these are out of the world. I plead, request, demand & command you to start a BOMBAY edition. All the best. Thanks for everything.
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m sreenath
Jan 28, 2016 06:44pm
Thanks from the bottom of the heart Dawn for the excellent coverage and the beautiful photographs which can be saved for years to come.
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pg
Jan 28, 2016 07:25pm
Thanks Dawn.. One of the most impartial newspapers in the subcontinent.. Truly amazing pictures.. I wish one day Pakistan Army will march shoulder to shoulder with their Indian counterparts in Delhi during Republic day and Indian Army will march in Rawalpindi during Pakistan's Independence day celebrations
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Dileep Dharmarajan
Jan 28, 2016 08:14pm
wonderfull pics. Thanks DAWN..!!
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A.K. Das
Jan 28, 2016 09:26pm
It is good to see all these pictures on Dawn over the internet from India. Thanks.
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Rinku
Jan 28, 2016 09:49pm
Great coverage. Dawn.. Way to go.
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Rahi
Jan 28, 2016 11:02pm
Dwan Stunned everyone.. Thank you !
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KALIRAJA THANGAMANI
Jan 29, 2016 02:53am
This is the biggest parade on earth, very colorful and diverse in beauty. Thank you Dawn.
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California
Jan 29, 2016 03:47am
Thank you Dawn for excellent pictures. Got bless India and Pakistan !!!
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krishna
Jan 29, 2016 08:24am
I want to see a day .where ...india and pakistan march together in harmony..a day where the green and saffron colors fly high together making their motherland proud. The life of people turning out to be more colorful than anything else in the system.a day of peace..a day of tolerance and a day of mutula respect.
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Jawad
Jan 29, 2016 09:40am
i need a camel and a motorbike to show my stunts!
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yashvora
Jan 29, 2016 09:41am
thanks ; god bless you all , love from India
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A Singh
Jan 29, 2016 09:46am
Superb and colourful snaps of Republic Day celebrations.
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john kennedy
Jan 29, 2016 10:46am
beautiful pictures, hats off to you and the man who clicked the pictures , could not find them anywhere in Indian news papers, excellent work.
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David
Jan 29, 2016 10:54am
nice pictures.
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secular india
Jan 29, 2016 11:10am
Thanks DAWN for the pic i wish people on the both side of country live in peace and respect the love for each other.
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sri1
Jan 29, 2016 11:16am
As usual, kudos to Dawn and its photographers.
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sri1
Jan 29, 2016 11:22am
Kudos to Dawn,
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RAVI ANAND KALE
Jan 29, 2016 11:47am
DAWN at its Best! No one can match DAWN!! Excellent, Superb coverage by DAWN!!! Thank you very much.
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Vivek
Jan 29, 2016 12:21pm
Best Pics of the Republic Day of India. Couldn't find such beautiful pics in any of the Indian newspapers! Congrats Dawn!
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ZAIDI, Iqbal Hadi
Jan 29, 2016 01:21pm
Dawn has really done wonderful job by showing us so many photos of Indian event and to me it has given a signal to our President and Prime Minister that they and their advisors must watch it with an intention to do much better on 23rd March which is not that distant away in any case. Surprisingly, for quite many years we did not have it on 23rd and I am not sure it we are holding it this year or not. However, believing that we will have the parade on 23rd March, I have my doubt, very serious doubt to be honest, asking the question if any Head of State (excluding Head of Government) from Super Powers has accepted invitation to grace our parade? However, as an honest person I must say that India has earned laurels by inviting French President to witness the parade on 26th Jan in New Delhi. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / zaidi4nmerdiplomat@hotmail.com / Cell 00965-66229897
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Thakur - Sholeywala
Jan 29, 2016 03:06pm
@ZAIDI, Iqbal Hadi Last year the Chief Guest was Barack Obama - and this is the 5th French Premier to visit for the parade
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PK
Jan 29, 2016 03:22pm
Lively coverage of the event ....pictures are real good. Thanks DAWN...
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Adrish
Jan 29, 2016 04:17pm
Congratulations India on your republic day. Nice show, please keep up.
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Moderate Voice
Jan 29, 2016 07:21pm
The colors and diversity of India is just an amazing sight. Thank you for these pictures.
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G. Din
Jan 29, 2016 07:27pm
What a magnificent montage ! Immense thanks! Oh, what a glorious and breathtaking diversity! Jai Hind!
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nag
Jan 29, 2016 07:39pm
super pics, even Indian media didn't publish these kind of pictures..... Our media was concentrating on sickular activities these days.
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yaqut khan
Jan 29, 2016 08:22pm
dawn is the best newspaper in south asia. preferring journalism over nationalism.
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Veera
Jan 29, 2016 08:44pm
And thanks for the nice pictures
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Naxalite
Jan 29, 2016 08:52pm
Chinese Synchronized parade have no match to Indians.
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Ravee
Jan 29, 2016 09:18pm
Lovely pictures, I wish I born in India every time.
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SRIDHAR RAGHUNATHA RAO
Jan 29, 2016 09:24pm
Beautiful Photo coverage to the minute detail. Thanks to DAWN.
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Vellaichamy
Jan 29, 2016 09:27pm
Thanks Dawn. Even Doordarshan was not able to give such beautiful views. The pageantry is balanced. Strong side of our cultural status took precedence . French were Roll Models for our Constitution writers. French may have felt happier about the progress made by India in toeing their polity.
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An Indian
Jan 29, 2016 09:29pm
Hats Off for wonderful republic day pic collection. True show of impartial journalism. You won another Indian heart DAWN..!!
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DR Gopal Borkar
Jan 30, 2016 12:06am
Excellent Pictures... Thank you Dawn.
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Luke Furtado
Jan 30, 2016 09:35am
Super pictures..............
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Raj
Jan 30, 2016 01:47pm
@Samad Chaudhry London Its nice to read ur nostalgic memories.. In 1945 ,u r Inidan ..anyhow thanks dawn for nice pictures.
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R Yegya Narayanan
Jan 30, 2016 05:19pm
I appreciate Dawn for publishing so many beautiful photos of the Indian Republic Day celebrations. It gave the impression of my being present in Delhi to witness the event in person! As a former media guy and a lover of use of photos with my reports, I understand how much pictures enhance the value of stories.
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