Obama watches the spectacle of India on parade

January 26, 2015 7:23 PM

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Obama watches the spectacle of India on parade

There were elaborate floats and colorfully attired children dancing, ornate floral displays and lots of soldiers, tanks and missiles. Even a camel-mounted military force complete with its own marching band.

And for the first time in history, a U.S. president in a place of honor to witness all of the grandeur that is India’s Republic Day, which celebrates India’s transformation from colony to independent nation and the adoption of its constitution in 1950.

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