India celebrated 68th Republic Day on Thursday and showcased its military might, cultural diversity, and achievements in various areas at a grand parade in the national capital.

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the Chief Guest.

The country's main celebration took place at Rajpath here where India's Who's Who assembled to watch a 90-minute parade that also focussed on the government's Make in India initiative to boost manufacturing.

Here are some highlights from the celebration. 

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Source: b"Indian Army's infantry combat vehicles are displayed during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26, 2017 |Source: Reuters\xc2\xa0"
Source: b"A contingent from the United Arab Emirates marches past in India's Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi| Source: AFP"
Source: b'Indian Air Force fighter planes fly past during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26, 2017 |Source: Reuters\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'An Indian artist performs as he takes part in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi |Source: Reuters\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'An Indian National Security Guard (NSG) Commandos contingent march during the parade in New Delhi |Source: AFP'
Source: b'Indian school children perform during the 68th Republic Day parade in New Delhi |Source: AFP\xc2\xa0'
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Source: b'Indian police personnel and police dogs march in a parade to mark Republic Day in Chennai |Source: AFP\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'Indian artists from the state of Tamilnadu surround their state float as they take part in the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi |Source: AFP\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'Indian Border Security Force "Daredevils" motorcycle riders take part in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26, 2017. |Source: Reuters\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'Indian National Service Scheme (NSS) cadets take part in a Republic Day parade in Bangalore |Source: AFP\xc2\xa0'
Source: b"Indian school students displays 'kalaripayittu', an ancient martial art, during a parade to mark Republic Day in Chennai |Source: AFP\xc2\xa0"

(Feature image source: AFP)