Ahead of the Republic Day celebrations to be held on January 26, the Indian army has decided to showcase only Made in India weapon systems.
According to reports, indigenously made weapon systems include: MBT Arjun, Nag anti-tank missiles, K- 9 Vajra howitzers, Akash air defence missiles, BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, and Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicles.
The Made in India weapon systems were showcased at the India Gate ahead of the Republic Day.
The revamped Kartavya Path will be down the floats with colourful tableaux from Assam, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gujarat, West Bengal and several other states and Union Territories being the focus of the revamped Kartavya Path.
A total of 23 tableaux 17 from states and Union territories and six from various ministries and departments - depicting India's vibrant cultural heritage, economic and social progress will be part of the ceremonial parade, Defence Ministry officials said on Sunday.
The Republic Day parade will take place on January 26th at Central Vista Avenue.
Many new events have been planned as part of the Republic Day celebrations this year. These include military tattoo and tribal dance festival, Veer Gatha 2.0, the second edition of Vande Bharatam dance competition, performances of military and Coast Guard bands at the National War Memorial, an All-India School Band Competition at the NWM, a Drone Show and projection mapping during the Beating the Retreat ceremony.
This year invites have been sent to common people from all walks of society such as Shramyogis involved in the construction of Central Vista, Kartvya Path, New Parliament Building, Milk, Vegetarians, and street vendors, among others. These special invitees will be seated prominently at Kartvya Path.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations to be held on January 26. This is the first time that the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt has been invited as a chief guest.
India and Egypt are expected to ink around half a dozen agreements over agriculture, cyberspace and information technology IT following the talks between PM Modi and President Sisi on January 25, according to the PTI. The discussions are expected to be focused on further expansion of defence and security cooperation.