In a full-dress rehearsal for India’s annual Republic Day parade, a fleet of helicopters was seen flying above Delhi’s Rajpath today, as audiences gathered at the yearly parade venue to witness the lead-up to the final celebrations.
Visible if one looked towards Rashtrapati Bhavan from the Rajpath venue, four MiG-17 choppers soared high above the crowds in a wineglass formation, carrying the national insignia and service insignia.
— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2022
The Indian Army also rehearsed their traditional march past in full-dress for the annual Republic Day parade.
In a first, India will begin its Republic Day celebrations from January 23 instead of January 24 this year, to include the birth anniversary of late freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
The celebrations will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will unveil the hologram statue of the freedom fighter at India Gate at around 6 pm today.