Indian Soldiers Practice Ahead Of Republic DayNEW DELHI, INDIA - JANUARY 11: A superior instructs Indian soldiers during a rehearsal in preparation for the upcoming Republic Day parade on January 11, 2012 in New Delhi, India. Republic Day is celebrated every year on January 26 to commemorate the date and moment when the Constitution of India came into effect. A grand parade marks the day in the capital, with a show of force by the Indian military that starts from the Raisina Hill in the neighborhood of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan that passes along the Rajpath and ends at India Gate. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images)
The 62nd Republic Day Celebrations Flag Hoisting Ceremony in New Delhi, India. Similar parades are held in the capitals of all the states of India, where the governors of respective states take the salute.