India holds 64th Republic Day parade in Delhi

2013-01-26 07:05:43 GMT2013-01-26 15:05:43(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

India Saturday held the 64th Republic Day parade in central Delhi by displaying its cultural heritage and military strength.

The parade was held on an eight-km route from Rajpath, a central axis of the capital city, to the historical Red Fort, the imperial palace of the Mughal Empire.

India's new Agni-V ballistic missile, which is capable of striking targets some 6,000 km away, was mounted on a road mobile launcher and paraded through the Rajpath from the Presidential Palace to the Indian Gate.

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, visiting Bhutan king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Defense Minister A. K. Antony, ruling United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, and top political and military brass reviewed the parade.

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