Indian villager looks from hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border, at Arnia village, about 45 KM from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India. According to local sources in a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers three civilians were wounded on the Indian side of the disputed India-Pakistan Kashmir border when Pakistani troops allegedly fired mortar shells at border posts and villages.
India’s Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the “Beating Retreat” ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations.
A boy carries recyclable materials past greater adjutant storks at a garbage dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India
A policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during a Republic Day parade in Jammu, India
Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India‘s capital will turn into a virtual fortress for U.S. President Barack Obama‘s visit this weekend, with heightened security measures, including an extended no-fly zone, to protect the world’s most powerful leader. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world’s two largest democracies will attend India’s Republic Day celebrations on Monday, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry.
Idols installed on a tableau are wrapped in a plastic sheet to protect them from rain during a media preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi
Soldiers practice ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest at the annual event.
A woman crosses the road in New Delhi. India is part of a global trend of increasing urbanisation, with more than half of the world’s population living in towns and cities
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A Hindu woman offers prayers to the Sun god after taking a dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, on ‘Mauni Amavasya’ or new moon day, the third and most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month-long Hindu religious fair ‘Magh Mela’ in Allahabad, India.
Kashmiri Muslim women watch the funeral procession of Ishfaq Ahmed Malik, a suspected local militant, in Arwani, some 55km (35 miles) south of Srinagar, India on Friday
A devotee reacts to smoke as others prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai
Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands as they look towards a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, being displayed by a priest at the Hazratbal shrine on the Friday following Eid-e- Milad, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet, in Srinagar, India.
A stray dog chases India’s Border Security Force ‘Daredevil’ motorcycle riders as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi
A security personnel is silhouetted against the headlights of a car as he stands guard during the rehearsal of Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26.
Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in the city of Ahmedabad, west India
Bharatiya Janata party supporters celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India
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A cold rickshaw puller waits for customers in Allahabad, India.
Workers warm themselves around a fire at a wholesale grocery market on a winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday
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The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark-III) lifts off at Indian space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) center in Srharikota, Andhara Pradesh, India. India successfully tested its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module on board a 630-ton rocket from the southern island of Sriharikota, before detaching successfully at an altitude of 126 kilometres, and landing by parachute in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday
Students travel via horse and cart surrounded by fog in Jammu, India. As winter sets in, thick fog engulfs most of north India early mornings