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See photos of full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

The event on Saturday, where South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest, will begin with the laying of wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate by PM Narendra Modi.

See photos of full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

Fifty-eight tribal guests from various parts of the country, 22 tableaux of states and central government departments, and performance by school children will mark the 90-minute parade of this year's Republic Day. A full-dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade was held Wednesday. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)

See photos of full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

The event on Saturday, where South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest, will begin with the laying of wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate by PM Narendra Modi. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)

Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

The 70th Republic Day parade will be a dazzling display of 'Nari Shakti', led by the Assam Rifles contingent, besides a lone woman officer exhibiting bike stunts on Rajpath as part of the iconic daredevil team. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)

Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

Four helicopters would precede the parade commander. The lead helicopter will carry the national flag and the other three choppers would carry services flags, while the echelon aircraft would shower flower petals. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)

Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

As many as 26 national award winning children, seated in open jeeps, will also form part of the cultural pageant. Three groups of children from Delhi schools and one group of children from Eastern zone Cultural Centre will be part of the parade. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)

Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

The armed cover provided by the CISF to Raj Ghat, the 'samadhi' of Mahatma Gandhi, in the national capital will be showcased in the force's tableau that has been inducted in the Republic Day parade after a gap of 11 years. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)

Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

A host of the country's air defence capabilities will be showcased during the Republic Day celebrations here, including a 'vic' formation of An-32 aircraft, whose lead plane will be flying using a mix of traditional and bio-fuel for the first time during the parade. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)

Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

For the first time, Shankhnaad, a military tune composed by an Indian classical music exponent based on a poem penned by a Mahar Regiment veteran, will also be played during the parade. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)

Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Rajpath

The combination of military bands of the Sikh Light Infantry, Mahar Regiment and the Ladakh Scouts will play the tune, PTI reported. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)