An Indian contingent of Assam Rifles rehearses for the upcoming Indian Republic Day parade along Rajpath in New Delhi. French soldiers will march down Rajpath on Republic Day along with Indian troops in the presence of President Francois Hollande, who is the chief guest for India’s upcoming 67th Republic Day, to be celebrated on January 26
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Nepalese villagers collect aid dropped by an Indian helicopter on Wednesday in Hulchuk, Nepal
A descendant of Comanche Indian soldiers prays on Utah Beach on Monday in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, northwestern France. Fourteen Comanche code talkers landed there on June 6, 1944, with the 4th US infantry division.
Indian fishermen released by Pakistan pose for a photograph as they make victory signs on arriving at a railway station in Ahmedabad. Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, ordered the release of 151 Indian prisoners ahead of his historic visit to New Delhi on Tuesday to attend the swearing in as premier of Narendra Modi. Islamabad’s move to free the prisoners, mostly fishermen accused of violating Pakistan’s territorial waters, was welcomed by India as a diplomatic gesture ahead of the inauguration
An Indian resident wearing traditional jewellery takes part in a procession celebrating Gudi Padwa, or the Maharashtrian new year in Mumbai. Gudi Padwa is the Hindu new year in the Indian state of Maharashtra and falls on the first day of the month of Chaitra, according to the lunar calendar.
A farmer rests among watermelons at his fruit stall at the Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad. India’s inflation hit a nine-month low in February, but analysts saw little chance of any immediate interest rate cut. Slowing inflation may also have come too late for the embattled Congress-led government which faces elections in April and trails in opinion polls.
Kashmiri people gather at the funeral of Waseem Yousuf Dar in Dogripora village, near Srinagar in Kashmir. Waseem, a militant, was killed during a gunfight with Indian soldiers on Tuesday evening according to police.
Youngsters hold candles as they pay tribute to children who died from food poisoning in India‘s Saran district of Bihar state, at a government school in Amritsar on Thursday. Thousands of youngsters were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said
Recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army take part in a passing out parade in Srinagar on Wednesday. The 494 recruits, many of them locals, completed a 49-week training programme before being absorbed as regular members of the regiment.
A Hindu holy man smokes as he waits to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu, India, on Friday. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine at 3,888 meters above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.
Indian Artist Anish Kapoor stands inside his sculpture ’1st Body’ in his exhibition ‘Kapoor In Berlin’ at the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin, Friday. The exhibition will run from May 18, until Nov. 24, 2013.