India is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day today. This year the parade will witness 16 marching contingents, 17 military bands and 25 tableaux of various states, departments and armed forces. The Army will represent itself in a mounted column of cavalry, 14 mechanised columns, six marching contingents and a flypast by advanced light helicopters of its aviation wing at the Republic Day parade 2022.
Two Paramvir Chakra winners and one Ashok Chakra winner will be a part of the parade as well. To maintain the security and decorum of the event, over 27,000 police personnel have been deployed at the national capital and anti-terror measures are also in place.
This year, children below 15 years and unvaccinated citizens will not be allowed to attend the parade and event physically, these orders were issued by the Delhi Police. To attend the event, all citizens must carry their double dose vaccine certificate and adhere to all COVID 19 protocols like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.
Around 21 tableaux of 12 states are approved this year along with 9 ministries and government departments that will be a part of the Republic Day parade.
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This year, the Indian Army will display the evolution of uniforms over the years. Each marching contingent will consist of 96 soldiers instead of 144 due to COVID 19 guidelines. Check the whole story here.
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The flypast this year will begin with 5 Rafale jets flying over the Rajpath in the Vinaash formation. “The Navy’s MiG29K and P-8I surveillance aircraft will fly in the Varuna formation. Seventeen Jaguar fighter aircraft will fly in the shape of 75 to celebrate Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav,” IAF PRO Wing Commander Indranil Nandi had said earlier.
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