India’s 67th Republic Day : Key attractions of 2016

New Delhi: India celebrates its 67th Republic Day with President Francois Hollande as the chief guest.

Here are the key attractions:

A 76-member French Army contingent led by a French military band comprising 48 musicians to present a ceremonial salute to the President of India.

After 26 long years, Indian Army dogs to march down the Rajpath.

This year will have 25 minute shorter celebrations.

Performance by ‘Women Daredevils CRPF’ an all-women stunt contingent.

For the first time, the parade will see an ex-servicemen tableau where Army veterans will showcase their role in nation building.

Mechanised columns: Mobile Autonomous Launcher of the BrahMos Missile System, Akash Weapon System, The Indian Army's missile firing capability T-90 "Bhishma" tank, Infantry Combat Vehicle BMP II (Sarath), Smerch Launcher Vehicles and Integrated Communication Electronic Warfare System (ICEWS).

News24 Bureau