Republic Day 2022: Army will show in its tableau how uniforms and weapons have evolved over the decades. Republic Day 2022: Army will show in its tableau how uniforms and weapons have evolved over the decades

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Indian Army's tanks during rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day Parade, on a cold winter morning- India TV
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Indian Army’s tanks during rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day Parade, on a cold winter morning at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

Highlights

  • The new combat uniform will also appear in the tableau
  • Indian Armed Forces to have 8 contingents in Republic Day parade
  • First contingent of Rajput Regiment to wear 1950s uniform

New Delhi: The 6 marching contingents of the Indian Army will wear various uniforms including the new one at the Rajpath in the Republic Day parade on 26 January. Altogether there will be 16 marching parties. Major General Alok Kakar, Chief of Staff, Delhi Region, said, “The Republic Day Parade will have 8 contingents from the Indian Armed Forces, including 6 from the Army, one each from the Air Force and Navy, four from the Central Armed Police Forces, one from the Delhi Police. , one from NSS and two teams from National Cadet Corps.”

The official further said that the Indian Army will showcase how the uniforms and weapons have evolved over the decades in the parade. The Indian Army contingent will wear the uniform used in three decades. Apart from this, the current olive green uniform and the new combat uniform unveiled at the Army Day parade this year will also be seen in the tableau.

  • The first contingent of the Rajput Regiment will wear a 1950s uniform and march with .303 rifles.
  • The second contingent of the Assam Regiment will wear 1960s uniform and march with .303 rifles.
  • The J&K Light Infantry personnel will be in 1970s uniform and march with 7.62 mm rifles.
  • The Sikh Light Infantry and Army Ordnance Corps personnel along with INSAS rifles will march in the existing olive green uniform.
  • The sixth contingent will be of Parachute Regiment personnel. These jawans will wear new combat uniform.
  • In addition, each marching contingent will consist of 96 soldiers instead of the usual 144, so that due attention can be paid to the COVID-19 protocol.
  • Similarly, the security force will also display mechanized weapons from vintage to present day era.

Over 27,000 policemen deployed for security on Republic Day: Delhi Police Chief

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said on Sunday that over 27,000 police personnel have been deployed for security in the national capital on the occasion of Republic Day and the anti-terror system has been further strengthened. He said that officers of the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Assistant Commissioner of Police and Inspector, Sub-Inspector have been entrusted with the responsibility of security. Asthana said Armed Police Forces and commandos, officers and jawans of the Central Armed Police Forces have also been deployed.

Talking to the media about the security arrangements on Republic Day, Asthana said that 27,723 personnel of Delhi Police, including 71 DCPs, 213 ACPs and 753 inspectors, have been deployed to guard the parade. 65 companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) have been deployed to assist them. He said that in the last two months, the Delhi Police in coordination with other security agencies has further strengthened the anti-terror measures.

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