Preparations are in full swing in the national capital Delhi as India inches closer to celebrate its 68th Republic Day. Military personnel have started their rehearsals for the Republic Day parade which is held at Rajpath near India Gate.

Here we bring you some of the best pictures captured from the rehearsals:  

Source: b'A military personnel adjusts his shoes during a rehearsal'
Source: b'\xc2\xa0Military personnel stand guard at the rehearsal'
Source: b'Military personnel before the preparations'
Source: b'Military personnel marching as they rehearse for the forthcoming Republic Day parade'
Source: b'The preparations before march practice'
Source: b'Marching preparations'
Source: b'\xc2\xa0Members of the Presidential Guards rehearse for the parade'
Source: b'Members of the Presidential Guards rehearse for the parade'
Source: b'Delhi Police personnel prepare for the celebrations'
Source: b'Members of the Presidential Guards rehearse for the forthcoming Republic Day parade'

All images sourced from AFP

(All images sourced from AFP)