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 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 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 Credit: REUTERS/B Mathur