India celebrated its 71st Republic Day today

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A 90-minute display of military might, cultural diversity and socio-economic progress took place at Rajpath, New Delhi

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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro was the Chief Guest at the event

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The ceremony started with PM Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial where he paid tributes to soldiers who died fighting for the country

There was a total of 16 marching contingents, six from the army and the rest from Navy, Air Force, Central Armed Police Forces, the Delhi Police, National Cadet Corps and the National Service Scheme

The Indian national flag was also unfurled at Shaheen Bagh where protests have been going on against CAA for over a month

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Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit unfurled the national flag in the Marina beach front in Chennai leading the Republic Day celebrations

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In Kerala, almost all mosques hoisted the tricolour and decorated their premises with saffron, white and green festoons

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Meanwhile, cellphone service were snapped in Kashmir valley for Republic Day

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But, in Jammu, Republic Day was celebrated with traditional fervour with Lt Governor G C Murmu unfurling the national flag at the Maulana Azad Stadium

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Rajasthan governor Kalraj Mishra unfurled the national flag at SMS Stadium in Jaipur

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In Amritsar, BSF Commandant Mukund Kumar Jha hoisted the national flag at the Attari-Wagah border

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Meanwhile, in Assam, four powerful grenade explosions rocked the state as the country celebrated Republic Day

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