• Short Summary

    Huge crowds gathered in the Indian Capital of New Delhi on Thursday (26 January) for the Republic Day Parade to mark the 28th Anniversary of the adoption of the country's democratic Constitution.

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    Huge crowds gathered in the Indian Capital of New Delhi on Thursday (26 January) for the Republic Day Parade to mark the 28th Anniversary of the adoption of the country's democratic Constitution.

    SYNOPSIS: Representatives of India's Armed Forces featured prominently in the parade, with tanks performing a salute to president Reddy.

    Defence expenditure forms the major part of Government spending with an annual budget of some 14,500 million pounds Sterling.

    All wings, of the Armed Forces were represented, including those from a less mechanised era-the Camel Corps of the Border Security Force.

    One facet of the parade was the inclusion of troops dressed in the uniforms of Indian Army units ranging back over hundreds of years and long since disbanded. Another symbol of India past and present the regal elephant-beloved of princes as a manifestation of pomp and power.

    Some 14 thousand school children took part in the parade. Some-dressed in national colours - portrayed a living water fountain in front of the official dais. This year the President, Mr Reddy, and the Prime Minister Mr Moraji Desai were joined for the parade by the President of the Irish Republic, Dr Hillery, who is making an official, visit to India. This year's Parade was long-it took two and a quarter hours to pass the official stand.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7Y5QTROAVLCIJH6X48LHMHMZV
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Y5QTROAVLCIJH6X48LHMHMZV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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