Republic Day latest updates: The Republic Day 2023 parade this year ended with a stunning and daring display of motorcycle stunts, an air show and the national anthem. The Naval contingent at the Republic Day 2023 parade comprised three woman and six men Agniveers in a first. The contingent of 144 soldiers was led by Lt. Cdr. Disha Amrith. Tableaux of states like Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, and others were also displayed. The parade began with the Param Vir Chakra and Ashok Chakra awardees saluting the President and was followed by the Egyptian Army's march at the Kartavya Path. The Indian Army's tableau comprised Main Battle tank Arjun of the 75 Armoured Regiment and the NAG Missile System of the 17 Mechanised Infantry Regiment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the Kartavya Path to start the parade. He was received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and also met the Chief of Defence Staff and the tri-service chiefs.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and state chief ministers were also present at the occasion. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh Dhankhar were welcomed by Prime Minister Modi. President Droupadi Murmu has also arrived with the Republic Day parade chief guest Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the venue.
Before this, he led the nation in paying homage to the fallen heroes at the National War Memorial in Delhi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS Defence, Defence Secretary, Chief of the Defence Staff, Chief of the Army Staff, Chief of the Air Staff, and Chief of the Naval Staff were also present. Prime Minister Modi wished Indians on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day. The Prime Minister said that Indians should move ahead in a united fashion to realise the dreams envisaged by our freedom fighters.
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50 aircraft perform air show as part of the grand finale of the 74th Republic Day parade. These aircraft comprise 45 IAF aircraft, four helicopters from the Indian Army and one aircraft from the Indian Navy
The Corps of Signals Dare Devils Team showcased a daring motorcycle display at the Kartavya Path.
The Indian Council on Agricultural Research's (ICAR) tableau depicted millets in keeping with the International Year of Millets 2023 theme. The tableau depicted flourishing crops of jowar, bajra, ragi, kutki, and sanwa. The tableau was also decorated with a rangoli of millets.
The Veterans' Tableau marched at the Kartavya Path with the theme-- Towards India's Amrit Kaal with resolve- A Veterans' Commitment
The Andhra Pradesh tableau displayed a local festival of peasantry during Makara Sankranti whereas the Assamese tableau showed Ahom warrior Lachit Borphukan on a boat and the Maa Kamakhya temple
Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal hailed the Nari Shakti across the defence forces-- the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy-- in a recent LinkedIn post. Agarwal wrote, "Nothing makes me prouder than seeing our youth, especially our women, reach new heights- be it creating successful businesses or protecting us at Siachen glacier. Our women are not only leading our country, but also leading our companies and communities. From Rani Laxmibai to Kalpana Chawla, our daughters rule both the land and the skies."
The Naval contingent led by Lt. Cdr. Disha Amrith as Contingent Commander has 3 women and 6 men Agniveers in a first. The contingent of 144 young sailors was followed by the Naval Tableau. The tableau's theme was Indian Navy- Combat Ready, Credible, Cohesive and Future Proof. This tableau showcased the Navy's multidimensional capabilities, women empowerment and domestically designed and built assets under self-reliant India or Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
61st Cavalry marched at the Kartavya Path on Republic Day. The 61st Cavalry is the only serving active Horse Cavalry regiment in the world. Their motto is Ashva Shakti Yashobal
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