President Xi inspects the military parade at the eve of China’s 70th anniversary

Muhammad Zamir Assadi

BEIJING, October 8th (INP):China staged its largest ever National Day military parade in Beijing on October 1st at the eve of its 70th anniversary, putting some of its most advanced and powerful weaponry on show with the showcasing of its remarkable development gained in last 7 decades.

President Xi Jinping, who also chairs the Central Military Commission, inspects 15,000 troops from 59 units, more than 160 aircraft and 580 active weapon systems. We are posting some of exclusive pictures of this colorful and historical event for you.

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The excitement of the participants was at its peak when Chinese citizens witnessing the military parade saw the statue of President Xi Jinping.

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Performers at the parade in Tiananmen Square. Photo (Getty Images)

Military parade was aired by Chinese state TV channel and the broadcast was also available for people at Tiananmen Square.

A formation of Dongfeng-17 conventional missiles takes part in a military parade during the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary.