Performers rehearse for India's Republic Day parade

Indian soldiers in full regalia and hundreds of performers performers have been taking part in a dress rehearsal for Republic Day in the capital New Delhi.

 Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi
Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi Credit: REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

The parade from New Delhi's presidential palace to India Gate will include a number of military regiments and missile launchers as well as hundreds of costumed performers.

Indian soldiers perform a dare-devil show on their motorcycles
Indian soldiers perform a dare-devil show on their motorcycles Credit: REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Republic Day, which is celebrated on Saturday, commemorates the day that India's constitution came into effect in 1950.

Indian Border Security Force soldiers ride their camels
Indian Border Security Force soldiers ride their camels Credit: REUTERS/B Mathur

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