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India displays many firsts during R-Day celebrations

Source: ANI   -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
January 26, 2020 17:25 IST
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From a contingent of women bikers of Central Reserve Police performing daredevil stunts and participation of a 'tri-service formation' at the Republic Day parade, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to the fallen soldiers at National War Memorial, the Republic Day celebration at the national capital witnessed many firsts.

Marching for the first time in the Republic Day parade was the contingent of the Corps of Army Air Defence. 

Anti-Satellite Weapons from Mission Shakti, the Dhanush artillery, the newly-inducted Chinook heavy lift and Apache attack choppers were also displayed for the first time during the parade at the majestic Rajpath.


In a first, a contingent of women bikers of CRPF also performed daredevil stunts. The contingent was led by Inspector Seema Nag, who was seen saluting while standing atop a moving motorcycle.

It is for the first time that a "Tri-service formation" is taking part in the Republic Day parade. It will be followed by the 'Vic' formation of Chinook helicopters, used for airlifting diverse loads to remote locations.

Women bikers of the CRPF perform daredevil stunts during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

The contingent of women bikers was led by Inspector Seema Nag. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo

Military Vehicle carrying Anti Satellite Weapons, Mission Shakti passes through Rajpath during the Republic Day parade. Photograph: R Raveendran/ANI Photo

Indian Air Force's Chinook helicopter flies during India's Republic Day parade. Photograph: Altaf Hussain/Reuters

The Corps of Army Air Defence Marching Contingent passes through the Rajpath, at the 71st Republic Day Celebrations. Photograph: Press Information Bureau
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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
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