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In pics: How India celebrated its 72nd Republic Day amid the pandemic

Updated : 2021-01-26 15:16:08

India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today. The celebrations, took place at the Rajpath with shortened event. The place was rife with the restrictions to curb the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event began at 9 am and concluded at 11:25 am after the traditional fly past. The Republic Day this year saw no chief guest, shorter routes, and very few spectators. Heavy security guarded the national capital as the protesting farmers’ tractor march was scheduled for today. Here are the pictures that marked nation's 72nd Republic Day.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans marching with the national flag on a frozen water body in Ladakh on the morning of Republic Day. (Source: ITBP on Twitter)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans marching with the national flag on a frozen water body in Ladakh on the morning of Republic Day. (Source: ITBP on Twitter)
National Cadet Corps members march during a Republic Day parade in Jammu. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
National Cadet Corps members march during a Republic Day parade in Jammu. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Para-military force soldiers march through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Para-military force soldiers march through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country's constitution on January 26, 1950. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country's constitution on January 26, 1950. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Camel mounted Border Security Force marches through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Camel mounted Border Security Force marches through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
National Security Guard commandoes march through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
National Security Guard commandoes march through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Tableaux of Ladakh moves through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Tableaux of Ladakh moves through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Tableaux of Uttar Pradesh state showing Hindu god Ram's temple moves through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Tableaux of Uttar Pradesh state showing Hindu god Ram's temple moves through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
India Air Force C-17 globemaster flanked by two MIG 29, and two Su 30 aircrafts makes a flypast above the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during India's Republic Day celebrations. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
India Air Force C-17 globemaster flanked by two MIG 29, and two Su 30 aircrafts makes a flypast above the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during India's Republic Day celebrations. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Paramilitary soldiers march through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Paramilitary soldiers march through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, red cap, waves as he returns after India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, red cap, waves as he returns after India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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