Republic Day 2023 India Parade Details: This time the country is going to celebrate 74th Republic Day. This time Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in the capital Delhi. President Draupadi Murmu will lead the nation in the Republic Day celebrations from the duty path, as well as take the salute of the parade. This will be the first opportunity for Draupadi Murmu to lead the nation in the Republic Day celebrations as President. The week-long Republic Day celebrations began on January 23, the birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. This ceremony will end on January 30, which is celebrated as Martyr’s Day.
The Republic Day parade will start at around 10.30 am. A glimpse of self-reliant India, women power and New India will be seen in this. In this, military power and cultural diversity will be displayed. Prime Minister begins the ceremony Narendra Modi Will be accompanied by a visit to the National War Memorial. PM Modi will pay floral tributes to the martyrs. After this, the Prime Minister and other dignitaries will go to the salute platform located on the duty path to watch the parade.
Self-reliance will be seen in 21 gun salute
This time, to show the increasing ‘self-reliance’ in defence, a 21-gun salute will be given by a 105 mm Indian field gun, which will replace the old 25-pounder gun. Four Mi-17 1V/V5 helicopters of 105 Helicopter Unit will shower flowers on the spectators seated on the duty path. The parade will start with taking the salute of the President.
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal recipient and second generation army officer Lt Gen Dheeraj Seth will be the commander of the parade who will command it. Major General Bhavnish Kumar, Chief of Staff, Delhi Headquarters Area, will be the second-in-command at the parade. Paramveer Chakra winner Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) Bana Singh (Retired), Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) Yogendra Singh Yadav (Retired), Subedar (Honorary Lieutenant) Sanjay Kumar and Ashok Chakra winner Major General CA Pithawala (Retired), Col. D Sriram Kumar and Lt Col Jasram Singh (Retd) will be seen behind the Deputy Parade Commander on a jeep.
Egyptian Armed Forces contingent participating in the parade for the first time
For the first time, a combined band and marching contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces will appear in the parade on the line of duty. It will be led by Colonel Mahmoud Mohamed Abdel Fattah Al Kharasawi of Egypt. The Egyptian contingent will consist of 144 soldiers, representing the main branches of their country’s armed forces.
The first contingent in the parade will be of cavalry
The first contingent in the parade will be of 61 Cavalry (cavalry). Captain Raizada Shaurya Wali will lead it. 61 Cavalry is the only serving active cavalry regiment in the world, consisting of all ‘State Horse Units’.
India’s power will be visible
The Indian Army will be represented in the parade by 61 Cavalry Troops, 9 Mechanized Columns, 6 Marching Troops and Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the Army Aviation Corps performing the flypast. These include main battle tank Arjun, Nag Missile System (NAMIS), BMP-2 SARATH infantry combat vehicle, quick reaction fighting vehicle, K-9 Vajra-tracked self-propelled howitzer gun, BrahMos missile, 10 meter short span bridge, mobile microwave node And Mobile Network Center and Aakash (New Generation Equipment) will be the main attractions in Machini Stambh. At the same time, a total of six army units including Mechanized Infantry Regiment, Punjab Regiment, Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, Dogra Regiment, Bihar Regiment and Gorkha Brigade will proceed from the saluting stage.
The center of other attraction in the parade will be the tableau of ex-servicemen, whose theme is ‘Commitment of ex-servicemen towards India’s Amritkal with determination’. It will give a glimpse of the contribution of ex-servicemen in the last 75 years and their initiatives in shaping the future of India during the ‘Amrit Kaal’. The Indian Navy contingent will comprise 144 young sailors, which will be led by Lieutenant Commander Disha Amrit.
Agniveer will be seen on the path of duty
For the first time, three women and six Agniveers will also be included in the marching contingent. After this there will be a tableau of the Navy. It will give a glimpse of Indian Navy’s multi-dimensional capabilities, women power and ‘self-reliant India’. A model of the new indigenous Nilgiri class ship will be presented along with the Dhruv helicopter, in which marine commandos will be seen deployed. Models of indigenous Kalvari class submarines will be displayed on its sides.
Air force contingent and tableau will remain like this
The Indian Air Force contingent will consist of 144 air warriors and four officers. It will be led by Squadron Leader Sindhu Reddy. The tableau of the Air Force, designed on the theme ‘The Power of the Indian Air Force Beyond Borders’, will display a revolving globe, showing the extended reach of the Air Force.
In this, glimpses of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas MK-II, Light Combat Helicopter-Prachand, Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft NETRA and C-295 Transport Aircraft will be seen. In this, a team of Garuda will be seen with laser equipment and special weapons.
DRDO tableau and Indian Coast Guard contingent
The tableau of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) based on the theme ‘Securing the nation with effective surveillance, communication and neutralization of threats’ will also be seen. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) contingent will be led by Deputy Commandant Rohit Singh.
Delhi Police will also do march past
Troops of CAPF and Delhi Police will also march on the path of duty. The CRPF contingent will be led by Assistant Commandant Poonam Gupta. Contingents of Railway Protection Force led by Assistant Security Commissioner Saurav Kumar and Delhi Police contingents led by Assistant Police Commissioner Shweta S Sugthan will march.
The camel contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) under the command of Deputy Commandant Manohar Singh Khichi will march past from the salute stage. For the first time, women camel riders will also be seen in the parade, which will show a glimpse of women empowerment.
Teams of NCC and NSS will be seen
The NCC contingent will be led by Pujari Shivanand, Senior Under Officer, Directorate of Maharashtra, which will consist of 148 Senior Division Cadets. Sonali Sahu, Senior Under Officer, Odisha Directorate will lead the NCC Girls Marching Contingent consisting of 148 Senior Division Cadets drawn from all the 17 Directorates. Eleven children who have won the Prime Minister’s National Child Award will be taken from the duty path through jeeps. National Service Scheme (NSS) contingent led by Chandigarh Regional Directorate of NSS and Aanchal Sharma of Himachal Pradesh will march, which will include 148 volunteers.
India will be seen in 23 tableaux
23 tableaux of States, Union Territories, Ministries and Departments will be seen on the duty path, which will include 17 tableaux of States and Union Territories and six tableaux of various Ministries and Departments. These tableaux will reflect the country’s rich cultural heritage, economic progress and strong internal and external security.