74th Republic Day Parade: This year the Army will be represented by 61 Cavalry Mounted Columns, 9 Mechanized Columns, 6 Marching Contingents and a fly past of Army Aviation helicopters. 3 Param Vir Chakra winners and 3 Ashok Chakra winners will also participate in the parade this year.
India is celebrating its 74th Republic Day today. On the occasion of ‘Republic Day Parade 2023’, a grand parade will be seen on the duty path (Rajpath) of Delhi. The Republic Day parade will start at 9 am on Thursday. The chief guest of the Republic Day celebrations this time is the President of Egypt, Abdel Fateh el-Sisi. Let’s know the important things related to the ceremony…
How much is the ticket for the Republic Day Parade?
Tickets for the Republic Day Parade are available for ₹20, ₹100 and ₹500, while tickets for the Beating Retreat (full day rehearsal) on 28 January cost ₹20. Due to security arrangements for the Republic Day celebrations, four metro stations – Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and Lok Kalyan Marg – will remain closed in the morning.
How many tableaux will be seen this time?
According to the Defense Ministry, on January 26, 23 tableaux depicting India’s vibrant cultural and historical heritage, economic and social progress will participate in the parade. Out of all these tableaux, 17 tableaux will be from different states and union territories. While 6 tableaux of different ministries and departments will be seen. According to the report of the news agency PTI, the officials of the Ministry of Defense informed that two tableaux of the Ministry of Home Affairs will be displayed. In these, there will be one tableau each of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).
Indigenous weapons will be displayed
Only Made in India i.e. indigenous weapons will be displayed in this Republic Day parade. Even the ammunition will be indigenous. A 21-gun salute will be given from the 105 mm Indian field gun made in India. Newly recruited Agniveer will also be a part of the parade. At the same time, women soldiers will participate as part of BSF’s Camel Contingent and the leader of 144 soldiers of Navy’s contingent will also be women.
The parade will include K-9 Vajra Howitzers, MBT Arjun, Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile, BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile, Akash Air Defense Missile and Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicles.
Light combat helicopter will also roar
Light combat helicopter Prachanda made in the country will also be a part of the Air Force’s flypast. At the same time, Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv and Advanced Light Helicopter Rudra will also be part of the display. One light combat helicopter will lead the Prachanda formation, while two Apache helicopters and two Advanced Light Helicopter MK-IV aircraft will follow it in Teer formation.
Women officers will lead the team of ‘Daredevils’
For the first time, women have been included in the Camel Contingent of the Border Security Force. At the same time, a woman officer will also lead the team of motorcycle riders ‘Daredevils’ of the Corps of Signals. This will also be the first time.
The tableau of the Ministry of Railways will not be visible.
The tableau of the Central Public Works Department will also be seen on the duty path, which comes under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. However, you will not get to see the tableau of the Ministry of Railways in this year’s Republic Day parade.
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