Republic Day full dress rehearsal a colourful show

January 23rd, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The country’s latest and the best military hardware were displayed at a full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade here today.
The weapons and planes — ranging from battle tanks to missiles - were displayed at the spectacular show.
Although it was only a dress rehearsal, the parade in the Capital, was a near replica of the January 26 parade, projecting India’s military prowess as well as its rich and diverse culture.
Also put on display were models of Brahmos and Agni missiles, T-90 Tanks and Bridge Laying Tanks, guns, Air Defence Gun System and Infantry Combat Vehicles, to name a few.
A cross-section of the Army taking part in the parade consisted a mounted column of 61 cavalry, ten mechanised columns, eight marching contingents and a fly past by the advanced light helicopters of Army Aviation ‘Dhruv’.
As many as 26 tableaux from states and public undertakings showing their regional cultural heritage and developmental projects also featured in the parade.
The parade also included children’s pageant, national bravery award winning children astride elephants, motorcycle ride by daredevils, and contingents from para-military and other services.
The parade is held every year to mark the adoption of the Indian Constitution on January 26, 1950. (ANI)

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