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Rare old photographs of India you have probably never seen before

Namit Hans | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:47 IST

On this International Photography Day, here are some iconic but rare photos of Indian history.

first parade/live/file photo

First-ever Republic Day parade held in India, 26 January 1950

Indo-Pak war/Live/File photo

Indian troupes during the Indo-Pak war of 1947-48 over Kashmir dispute

Harishchandra movie/live/file photo

3 May 1913, First movie 'Raja Harishchandra' by Dadasaheb Phalke releases in India

partiton photo/live/file photo

Vultures preying on the bodies of people who were butchered during the Indo-Pak partition

Tiger hill/Live/file photo

Indian soldiers after capturing Tiger Hill which was occupied by Pakistani infiltrators during 1999 Kargil war

pokhran/live/file photo

Pokhran, Rajasthan - The site where first nuclear test was conducted by India in 1974

Che Guevara in India/Live/File photo

Revolutionary Che Guevara greeted by an Indian citizen during his first and only visit to India in 1959 after forming a Communist government in Cuba

Chipko movement/live/file photo

Women hugging a tree during the famous Chipko Movement on 26 March 1974

gandhi wax statue/live/file photo

In 1939, Mahatma Gandhi became the first India whose wax statue was installed at Madame Tussaud's museum of London

First published: 19 August 2015, 5:47 IST
Namit Hans @HansNamit

Namit works as a sub-editor at the Speed News desk. He is an economics graduate who stumbled into social work after college. His interest in social issues and desire to write sensitising stories led him to journalism. In his free time, he mostly reads about religion and mythology.