India Republic Day 2015: Highlights Of The Republic Day Parade

India’s 66th Republic Day, which was celebrated Monday in New Delhi, was marked by several landmark events, including the first time that an American president was invited as chief guest at the annual event.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle were present at the two-hour long parade, which typically showcases the country’s military might as well as its diversity.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he arrives to attend the nation's Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he arrives to attend the nation’s Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015.

The motorcade carrying US President Barack Obama makes its way down Rajpath Avenue moments before he arrives to attend India's Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015.

The motorcade carrying US President Barack Obama makes its way down Rajpath Avenue moments before he arrives to attend India’s Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015.

U.S. President Barack Obama pulls up his collar as he arrives in the rain with first lady Michelle Obama to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi Jan. 26, 2015.

U.S. President Barack Obama pulls up his collar as he arrives in the rain with first lady Michelle Obama to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi Jan. 26, 2015.

U.S. President Barack Obama at the Republic Day parade along with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Jan. 26, 2015.

U.S. President Barack Obama at the Republic Day parade along with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Jan. 26, 2015.

Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Jan. 26, 2015.

Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Jan. 26, 2015.

All-woman contingent march at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Jan. 26, 2015.

All-woman contingent march at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Jan. 26, 2015.

All-woman contingent from the Indian Air Force marching at the Delhi parade marking the 66th Republic Day of the country.

All-woman contingent from the Indian Air Force marching at the Delhi parade marking the 66th Republic Day of the country.

All-woman contingent from the Indian Navy march during the Delhi parade marking the 66th Republic Day of the country.

All-woman contingent from the Indian Navy march during the Delhi parade marking the 66th Republic Day of the country.

Highlights of India's 66th Republic Day event, which was held Monday, and was attended by U.S. President Barack Obama as chief guest.

Highlights of India’s 66th Republic Day event, which was held Monday, and was attended by U.S. President Barack Obama as chief guest.

More Images from India's 66th Republic Day event, which was held Monday, and was attended by U.S. President Barack Obama as chief guest.

More Images from India’s 66th Republic Day event, which was held Monday, and was attended by U.S. President Barack Obama as chief guest.

Telangana state, which separated from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh as a new 29th state of India in June 2014, debuted for the first time during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi Jan. 26, 2015.

Telangana state, which separated from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh as a new 29th state of India in June 2014, debuted for the first time during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi Jan. 26, 2015.

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Highlights of India’s 66th Republic Day event, which was held Monday, and was attended by U.S. President Barack Obama as chief guest

Highlights of India's 66th Republic Day event, which was held Monday, and was attended by U.S. President Barack Obama as chief guest.

Highlights of India’s 66th Republic Day event, which was held Monday, and was attended by U.S. President Barack Obama as chief guest.

India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" motorcycle riders perform stunts as they take part during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. India celebrated its 66th Republic Day on Monday.

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) “Daredevils” motorcycle riders perform stunts as they take part during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. India celebrated its 66th Republic Day on Monday.