Four Mi-17 helicopters showered flower petals on thousands of spectators. Winners of the Param Vir Chakra, the highest war-time gallantry award and Ashok Chakra and mounted columns of 61 Cavalry also participated in the parade.
The Indian Army's impressive weaponry was also on display through its T-72 tanks, Carrier Motor Tracked vehicle, Smerch missile Launcher, Multi Barrel Rocket System 'Pinaka' and Full Width Mine Plough.
The Nuclear- Biological-Chemical Purification System and the Jammer Station was also on display.
Image: MI- 17 helicopters shower flower petals on spectators at Rajpath during 63rd Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Thursday, January 26, 2012