66th Republic Day parade: Top 10 developments

Written by | January 26, 2015 | 0

New Delhi: A spectacular and colourful panorama of floats, immaculate marching contingents and dancing children unfolded before US President Barack Obama, who became the first American President to grace the Republic Day celebrations.

Obama is also the first American President to visit India twice.

Despite a heavily overcast sky and light drizzle, the flypast, which marks the culmination of the Republic Day parade, as usual mesmerised the spectators on Monday.

The flypast had around 30 aircraft, a mix of surveillance, transport and fighter planes.

Majority of non-BJP ruled states like Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, were among the 13 states that went unrepresented in showcasing their heritage through tableaux at the 66th Republic Day celebrations here today.

Rajasthan and Punjab, where BJP is in power or shares power with its ally Shiromani Akali Dal, were surprisingly not among the 16 states that displayed their rich culture through their tableaux.

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