An Indian army soldier climbs down a rope as they perform during a rehearsal for “Vijay Diwas” celebrations in Mumbai-AP

An Indian army soldier climbs down a rope as they perform during a rehearsal for “Vijay Diwas” celebrations in Mumbai-AP

An Indian army soldier climbs down a rope as they perform during a rehearsal for “Vijay Diwas” celebrations in Mumbai-AP

Zij astronomy made its debut in India under the patronage of King Firoz Shah Tughlaq who ruled Delhi from 1351 to 1388.

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