Republic Day Parade: Latest guns and women power – new symbols of India’s military might to be displayed for the first time

Amongst two defence projects of Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO) –Medium Range Surface to Air Missile and Arjun Armoured Recovery and Repair Vehicle, presently under trial, India Army’s ‘surface mine clearing system’ are some of the `firsts’ during the 70th Republic Day Parade on Saturday.

Besides four veterans who will participate in the parade for the first time, also for the first time, during the flypast by the Indian Air Force (IAF), An-32 transport aircraft will be flying on biofuel. Another major attraction of the parade will be the showcasing of the military’s women power.

For the first time, an all-women contingent of a paramilitary force will participate in the parade where Assam Rifles contingent, country’s oldest paramilitary force, will be led by Major Khushboo Kanwar. Read More

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