In a short while from now, US President Barack Obama will make his third trip to the Rashtrapati Bhawan since yesterday, this time for an 'At-home' being hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee. President Obama was the chief guest at this morning's Republic Day parade.
At the Republic Day parade today, where US President Barack Obama is chief guest, the VVIP enclosure was protected from bullets but not rain. Umbrellas were the only cover for President Pranab Mukherjee, President Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others seated in a special glass enclosure.
India's highest peacetime gallantry award, the Ashoka Chakra, has been given posthumously to two soldiers who died fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar.
A Dalit labourer, feted by Barack Obama when he came to India in 2010, now wants to return the souvenir he had received from the US President to draw his attention to the plight of poor parents who cannot even afford primary education for their children.
While troops, tanks and helicopters showed off India's military might, cameras caught President Brack Obama, the chief guest of the Republic Day celebrations, removing his chewing gum, and then popping it back into his mouth.
The motorcycle stunt riders from the Border Security Force, called India's Daredevils got a thumbs up from chief guest US president Barack Obama at the Republic Day parade this morning. His wife Michelle Obama applauded for the bikers and also when the armed forces put up a spectacular air show to end the show.
Four helicopters with the tricolour and the flags of the three services flew over a wet Rajpath as the Republic Day parade began this morning. Tanks, missiles and columns of soldiers marching in perfect precision followed, watched by US President Barack Obama, who is the chief guest at the parade now on.
President Barack Obama and his Indian counterpart broke through a five-year impasse on Sunday to pave the way for American companies to build nuclear power plants here as the two countries sought to transform a fraught geopolitical relationship into a fresh partnership for a new era of cooperation.