The Sukhoi Su-30 and Mikoyan MiG- 29 fighter aircraft were also included in the air show, with a Su-30 plane skywriting India’s tricolor.
French President Francois Hollande was the chief guest of the Republic Day with French military contingent, marking the first time foreign military took part in the Republic Day celebrations.
Russia and India enjoy good relations dating back to the 1960s. Moscow is among New Delhi’s foremost post-Cold War era military suppliers. The sides have boosted trade, military-technical and nuclear cooperation in 2015.