Thousands of people braved the morning chill on a ceremonial boulevard to watch a display of the country's military power and cultural diversity on Wednesday, though the colorful spectacle was curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country’s constitution in 1950.
Cadets of the Railway Protection Forces take part in India’s 73rd Republic Day Parade at the ICF grounds in Chennai, India, Jan. 26, 2022.
People hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against alleged Indian aggression in Indian administered Kashmir on India's Republic Day, in Lahore, Pakistan, Jan. 26, 2022. The protesters carried banners, placards and black flags during a protest rally on the occasion of Indian republic day which Kashmiris observe as "black day." Nuclear-armed neighbors Pakistan and India have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan territory claimed by both in its entirety.