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Made-in-India Weapons Techniques Flaunted At 74th Republic Day Parade

The primary contingent within the uniform of the 61 Cavalry was led by Captain Raizada Shaurya Bali.

New Delhi:

As India celebrated its 74th Republic Day at the moment, Kartavya Path within the nationwide capital witnessed the prowess of the armed forces armoured with hi-tech indigenously made tools.

The Republic Parade 2023 kicked off with a march by a contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

The primary contingent within the uniform of the 61 Cavalry was led by Captain Raizada Shaurya Bali. The 61 Cavalry is the one serving energetic Horse Cavalry Regiment on this planet, with the amalgamation of all of the ‘State Horse Models’.

The Indian Armed Forces has been rendering its selfless service to the nation and its countrymen, guaranteeing stability and dominance on the frontiers alongside the Line of Management (LoC), the Line of Precise Management (LAC) and worldwide by way of UN Peacekeeping missions.

Indian Military’s Lethality, Accuracy and Reliability witnessed a leap with the acquisition of platforms like Akash Missile System, satellites, Modular Bridges, towed weapons, utility helicopters, digital warfare system and the likes of surface-to-air missiles.

This 12 months, solely Made-in-India weapon programs have been showcased on the Republic Day parade together with ammunition showcased India’s indigenization energy, together with 21 Gun Salute by way of ‘Made in India’ 105 mm Indian Area Weapons, not too long ago inducted LCH Prachand, the Ok-9 Vajra howitzers, MBT Arjun, Nag anti-tank guided missiles, Akash air defence missiles, and the Fast Response Preventing Autos.

MBT Arjun

ARJUN of 75 Armoured Regiment was led by Captain Amanjeet Singh. MBT ARJUN’, is third technology most important battle tank developed indigenously by India’s Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO).


Arjun contains a 120 mm most important rifled gun, 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and a 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun. It’s powered by a 1400 HP Diesel engine and may obtain a most velocity of 70 km/h (43 mph) and a cross-country velocity of 40 km/h (25 mph). The newly developed Kanchan armour offers an all-around anti-tank warhead safety, a lot larger than out there in comparable third-generation tanks. Its motto is motto ‘Sahasam Vijayate’.

Nag Missile System (NAMIS)

The following detachment was of NAG Missile System of 17 Mechanised Infantry Regiment led by Lt Siddhartha Tyagi. The System popularly referred to as NAMIS is a tank destroyer indigenously designed by the Defence Analysis & Improvement Laboratory Hyderabad, a lab of DRDO. It consists of a tracked Armoured Preventing Automobile, which has a crew-less turret able to firing six ‘Nag’ Anti-Tank Guided Missiles. NAMIS has been developed for the Recce and Help items of the Mechanised infantry to bolster and improve anti-tank functionality alongside our borders throughout offensive and defensive operations.


The Nag missile is a Fireplace & Neglect ATGM with an efficient vary of 5 km. The tandem warhead with the potential to lock-on- earlier than launch and top-attack, precisely hits the targets which can be transferring or making an attempt to flee.

NAMIS is a game-changer and the profitable improvement of this contemporary weapon system for the Indian Military has propelled India into the choose membership of nations which have developed their very own fire-and-forget top-attack tactical ATGMs built-in on AFVs. Its motto is ‘Satrah Mech – Har Maidan Fateh’.

BMP2/2 Ok

Subsequent got here to the saluting dais was the mechanised column of Infantry Fight Automobile BMP-2 of Mechanised Infantry Regimental centre led by Captain Arjun Sidhu of 6 Mechanised Infantry Regiment.

ICV BMP-2 named SARATH, is a excessive mobility Infantry Fight Automobile (ICV) which possesses deadly weapons and night time combating functionality. It will probably function successfully in all battlefield terrains of desert, mountainous area or high-altitude space. Its motto is ‘Valour and Religion’ which suggests (Veerta our Vishwas’).

Fast Response Preventing Automobile (QRFV)

The following detachment was of Fast Response Preventing Automobile led by Captain Naveen Dhatterwal of the three Ladakh Scouts Regiment. These autos underneath Atma Nirbhar Bharat Scheme are being manufactured by TATA Advance System and Bharat Forge Restricted for the Indian Military and is shining instance of Indian Military’s quest for self-reliance. This 4×4 wheeled Armoured Platform has full Armour Safety with a 360 Diploma Turret which mounts a 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun, can carry 10 Totally Armed Troops. The car is ideally designed for troops working in Ladakh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.


The car can be Mine and Bullet Proof which makes it suited as an Escort car and particular response for CI OPS. It has a most velocity of 80 km/h with an OP vary as much as 600 km and may negotiate a gradient as much as 25 levels. The Struggle Cry is “Ki Ki So So Lahargyalo” which suggests ‘Victory to God.

Ok-9 Vajra-T (SP)

The following detachment was of K9 Vajra-T of 224 Medium Regiment (Self Propelled) led by Lt Prakhar Tiwari. K9 Vajra-T 155mm/52 Calibre Tracked Self Propelled has a firing vary of 40 Kms.

The Tracked Self Propelled Gun System can transfer at a most velocity of 60 km/hr over arid desert terrain. It has been supplied with all welded metal armour safety & the design incorporates Modular Azimuth Place System (MAPS) and Automated Fireplace Management System. Its motto is Sarvada Sarva Pratham’ which suggests ‘All the time the First’.


The following detachment was of Brahmos of 861 Missile Regiment led by Lieutenant Prajjwal Kala. BRAHMOS is a supersonic, high-precision, cruise missile having a variety of 400 km with the potential to strike targets deep contained in the enemy territory with precision and devastating impact. Its motto is “Swamiye Sarnam Aiyyapa”.


10m Brief Span Bridge

The 10m Brief Span Bridge of 64 Assault Engineer Regiment led by Captain Shivashish Solanki, it’s a mechanically launched Assault Bridge designed by DRDO to assist Fight Engineers in Crossing formidable obstacles like Canal or Nallahs in a matter of minutes. The motto of 10 metres Brief Span Bridge System was Agrani Ajay’ which suggests ‘All the time Main and Unconquerable.

These Bridges could be utilized by mechanised and armoured columns to speedily cross obstacles and destroy the enemy. These indigenous bridges signify that no obstacles stay impediments to the Mechanised

Forces of the Indian Military and are a step ahead to Atmanirbharta in defence. The Regiment will have a good time 50 years of wonderful historical past on 30 Sept 2023.

Cellular Microwave Node and Cellular Community Centre

Cellular Microwave Node and Cellular Community Centre of Corps of Indicators was led by Main Mohd Asif Ahmed of two AHQ Sign Regiment with a motto of ‘Teevra Chaukas’ which suggests ‘Swift and Safe? The column consists of two autos, a ‘Cellular Microwave Node’ and ‘Cellular Community Centre Main Mahima Kataria of two AHQ Sign Regiment accountable for the Cellular Community Centre. The Cellular Microwave Node of the Indian Military is able to extending high-speed operational communications to Tactical Battle Space.

The Node is mounted on a Excessive Mobility Automobile platform and housed in an NBC proof ruggedised shelter to supply matching mobility and sustenance to cellular mechanised operations. The car can function on optical, microwave and satellite tv for pc media to supply triple play companies to incorporate voice, information and video to discipline formations in energetic hostilities.

The Cellular Community Centre is a next-generation community car and enabler of network-centric operations.

It hosts three core functionalities of Community Operations, Safety Operations and the Knowledge Centre. It acts as a pressure multiplier by enhancing battlefield transparency and rising situational consciousness.

The car has a crew of six led by an officer and is supplied with IMS core, aggregation routers entry switches, massive display screen shows and high-speed processing platforms. The cellular node is developed indigenously and upholds the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Mission.

The following detachment is of AKASH weapon System of 27 Air Defence Missile Regiment — ‘the Amritsar Airfield’, led by Captain Sunil Dasharathe accompanied by Lt Chetana Sharma of 512 Mild AD Missile Regiment (SP).

Akash Weapon System is the primary indigenously developed Air Defence System able to firing Brief Vary Floor to Air Missile (SR-SAM), in opposition to enemy aerial platforms. Its motto is “Akaash-e-Shtrun Jahi”.


Within the sky two Dhruv Helicopters and two Rudra Helicopters built-in with weapon programs demonstrated their energy dominance. The Superior Mild Helicopters, Rudra, are additionally known as flying tanks. The Rudra formation was led by Colonel R S Jamwal, Sena Medal of 205 Military Aviation Squadron (UH) with Nationwide Flag, adopted by Lt Col Sumit Kumar Uniyal and Lt Col Puneet in two Rudra helicopters and Lt Col Vijayat Goyat within the final Dhruv helicopter.

Wheeled Armoured Platform – WHAP 8×8 on 70 ton trailer

Wheeled Armoured Personnel Service, WhAP 8×8, carried on a specialist 70-ton Trailer are indigenously designed and developed by DRDO.

WhAP is a modular, 8×8 wheeled fight platform. WhAP is a state-of-the-art customisable platform for roles resembling Infantry Automobile, CBRN Automobile, ATGM service and so forth. The Armoured Personnel Service variant on show is built-in with 30mm turret, composite armour and revolutionary blast safety. This amphibious car can cross rivers and canals and its most on-road velocity is 100 km/h.

The 70-ton trailer is supplied with state-of-the-art hydraulic suspension for higher mobility, steerable axles and hydraulic ramp for ease of loading and unloading of heavy payloads. The trailer which is able to negotiating sharp turns and gradients has undergone in depth trials with MBT Arjun as payload.

Notably, the Defence Companies witnessed path-breaking reforms to rework the navy into a contemporary, self-reliant, youthful and tech-savvy pressure.

The seamless modernization plan centered upon growing ‘Drive Capabilities’, the creation of Self Reliant Defence ecosystem with Make in India pursuit and a learner and agile Military pushed by know-how.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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