Obama attends R-Day parade, NSC tweets 'impressive display by all-women military contingent'

As US President Barack Obama attended the annual Republic Day parade as the chief guest at Rajpath on Monday, his National Security Council (NSC) took to Twitter to praise the display by the all-women military contingent.

Updated: Jan 26, 2015, 16:34 PM IST

New Delhi: As US President Barack Obama attended the annual Republic Day parade as the Chief Guest at Rajpath on Monday, his National Security Council (NSC) took to Twitter to praise the display by the all-women military contingent.

The NSC tweeted, “Impressive display by #India's all-women military contingent in the Republic Day parade.”

For the first time, the nation witnessed the march by women Army, Navy and Air Force personnel.

Obama is the first US President to be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade in India.

The US President attended the 66th Republic Day parade along with his wife Michelle Obama and witnessed the military might and cultural heritage of the nation.