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Monday, January 26, 2015

India's Republic Day Military Parade Showcases Mostly Russia-Made Weapons

India's 66th Republic Day military parade, underway Monday in New Delhi, is featuring mostly Russian-made weapons.

The chief guest at the event, US President Barack Obama, who arrived in India for a three-day visit on Sunday, had a front-row seat at a display of India's military hardware, primarily of Russian design and manufacture.

T-90 "Bhishma" main battle tanks were the first to roll through the Rajpath ceremonial boulevard. They were followed by medium-range surface-to-air Akash missiles, medium-range high-resolution 3D surveillance central acquisition radars (CAR), and Pinaka multiple rocket launchers.

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