India shall be celebrating its 74th Republic Day on Thursday. The parade this 12 months is predicted to be further particular with many first-time occasions scheduled. Because the individuals put together to showcase India’s rising prowess and cultural variety throughout the parade on the Kartavya path (previously referred to as Rajpath), listed below are among the ‘firsts’ to be anticipated:
– For the primary time, 12 girls riders shall be a part of the Camel Contingent of the Border Safety Power (BSF) and among the many 16 marching contingents from the armed forces, Central Para Army Forces, Delhi Police, Nationwide Cadet Corps (NCC), NSS together with 19 navy pipes and drums bands within the Republic Day parade this 12 months.
– The “Daredevils” Motor Cycle Riders from the Corps of Alerts shall be co-led by a lady officer.
– The newly-recruited Agniveers will even be part of the parade for the primary time.
– The Narcotics Management Bureau will even showcase a tableau for the primary time.
– This 12 months, solely Made-in-India weapon techniques shall be showcased on the Republic Day parade, conserving with the theme of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
– For the primary time in India’s impartial historical past, the long-lasting 21-GUns Salute to the President throughout the parade will use 105 mm Indian Area Weapons changing the British-made 25-Pounder weapons.
– Marching down the Kartavya Path for the primary time would be the mixed Band and Marching contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces, led by Colonel Mahmoud Mohamed Abdel Fattah El Kharasawy. The contingent will include 144 troopers, representing the primary branches of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
– The Indian Navy’s IL-38 shall be showcased throughout the parade for the primary and final time, in response to a senior India Air Power official, reported by Livemint. IL-38 has served Indian Navy for 42 years.
– The most important drone present in India, comprising 3,500 indigenous drones, will gentle up the night sky over the Raisina hills throughout Beating the Retreat ceremony on January twenty ninth.
– For the primary time, a 3-D anamorphic projection shall be organised throughout the Beating the Retreat Ceremony on the facade of the North and South Block.
(With company inputs)