Made-in-India equipment to replace British epoch weapons, India going "swadeshi" this R-Day Parade
General Bhavnish Kumar in a press interaction stated that India is “transitioning towards indigenization” and the time is now around the corner when all our equipment will be “swadeshi”.
NEW DELHI: The Indian Army has announced that the pieces of equipment which will be displayed during the Republic Day parade 2023 inclusive of ammunition, are going to be entirely Made-in-India.
As the Indian Government makes tremendous efforts for its 'Make in India' initiative, the British-era antique artillery having 25-pounder guns that generally fire the thundering ritualistic 21-Gun Salute to the President of India and the National Flag during the Republic Day commemorations will be replaced by 105 mm Indian Field Guns this year. The Indian Army will discontinue colonial-era artefacts and display only domestic equipment and weapon systems.
Chief of Staff Delhi Area Major General Bhavnish Kumar in a press interaction stated that India is "transitioning towards indigenisation" and the "time is around the corner when all our equipment will be "swadeshi". This year, all the made-in-India equipment from the Indian Army that will be showcased comprising of the Akash weapon system and helicopters, Rudra and ALH Dhruv, will also serve.
Talking about the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' vision, Kumar told that along with 105 mm Indian Field Gun, technologized Columns will have an armour core, MBT Arjun, as well as mechanised infantry's BMP 2 and Nag Missile system will show its vigour.
He also underlined the Artillery regiment's K9 Vajra and Brahmo's missile system automatic launcher, Army core engineers' 10 M short pan bridge, Army Air Defence Akash weapon system, and core of signals mobile microwave node and mobile network centre will also be displayed on the ceremony.
Made-in-India produced Prachand, a multi-role, light attack helicopter will also take part in the Indian Air Force fly-past, mentioned Kumar. The Prachand Formation will be encompassing one LCH in lead with two Apache Helicopters and two ALH MK-IV aircraft would fly in five aircraft "Arrow" formation.
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