Chandigarh: Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers on Wednesday exchanged sweets at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab on India's 73rd Republic Day.
India is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day with the annual parade at Delhi's Rajpath showcasing its military prowess and cultural pageantry.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the fallen soldiers at the newly built National War Memorial (NWM) today morning in New Delhi, prior to participating in the 73rd Republic Day celebrations.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt, Defense Secretary, Ajay Kumar, and the Chiefs of the Indian Armed Forces, i.e, Army, Air Force, and Navy, were also present on this occasion.
The Inter services Guards were formed by 7 Soldiers from each service. This year, the guards were commanded by a Naval Officer, Lt Cdr Amit Kumar Rathi. The Contingent Commander was Sqn Ldr Akash Gangas.
The celebrations this year are special as Republic Day falls in the 75th year of Independence, being celebrated as 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' across the country.