As India celebrated 74th Republic Day On Thursday, the national capital’s Kartawiya Path witnessed the prowess of armed forces armed with hi-tech improvised equipment.
The Republic Parade 2023 began with the march of a contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
The first contingent in uniform of 61 Cavalry was led by Captain Raizada Shaurya Bali. The 61st Cavalry is the only active horse cavalry regiment in the world, combining all the ‘State Horse Units’.
The Indian Armed Forces through UN peacekeeping missions ensure stability and dominance along the Line of Control (LoC), Line of Actual Control (LAC) and borders around the world for the nation and its fellow countrymen. Luth is serving.
The lethality, accuracy and reliability of the Indian Army saw a leap forward with the acquisition of platforms such as the Akash missile system, satellites, modular bridges, tweed guns, utility helicopters, electronic warfare systems and surface-to-air missiles.
This year, the Republic Day parade showcased only Made-in-India weapon systems that showcased India’s indigenous manufacturing prowess, including the ‘Made in India’ 105mm Indian Field Guns. A 21-gun salute, recently added LCH Prachand, K-9. Vajra Howitzer, MBT Arjun, Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile, Akash Air Defense Missile, and Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicles.
Arjun of 75 Armored Regiment was led by Captain Amanjit Singh. MBT ARJUN’, is a third generation main battle tank indigenously developed by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
The Arjun has a 120 mm main rifle gun, a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and a 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun. It is powered by a 1400 hp diesel engine and can achieve a maximum cross-country speed of 70 km/h (43 mph) and 40 km/h (25 mph). The newly developed Kanchan armor provides all-round anti-tank warhead protection, far greater than that available on third-generation tanks. Its motto is ‘Sahsam Vijayate’.
Nag Missile System (NAMIS)
The next contingent was the NAG Missile System of 17 Mechanized Infantry Regiment led by Lt. Siddharth Tyagi.
The system, called NAMIS, is a tank destroyer designed indigenously by the Defense Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad, a laboratory of the DRDO. It consists of a tracked armored fighting vehicle, with a crew-less turret capable of firing six ‘Nag’ anti-tank guided missiles. NAMIS is designed for mechanized infantry recess and support units to enhance anti-tank capability along our borders during offensive and defensive operations.
The Nag missile is a fire-and-forget ATGM with an effective range of 5 km. With the ability to lock on before launch and top attack, the tandem warhead accurately targets targets that are moving or attempting to escape.
NAMIS is a game changer and the successful development of this advanced weapon system for the Indian Army has put India in a select club of countries that have developed their own fire-and-forget top attack tactical ATGMs mounted on AFVs. . Its motto is ‘Seventeen Matches – Every Field Victory’.
Next at the saluting point was a mechanized column of Infantry Combat Vehicle BMP-2 of Mechanized Infantry Regimental Center under the command of Captain Arjun Sidhu of 6 Mechanized Infantry Regiment.
The ICV BMP-2, named SARATH, is a high-mobility infantry combat vehicle (ICV) capable of carrying lethal weapons and fighting at night. It can work effectively in all battlefields of desert, hilly or high altitude terrain. Its motto is ‘Valour and Faith’ which means (Verta our Vishwas).
Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle (QRFV)
The next contingent was a Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle led by Captain Naveen Dhatrwal of 3 Ladakh Scouts Regiment. These vehicles are being manufactured by Tata Advance Systems and Bharat Forge Limited for the Indian Army under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Scheme and are a shining example of the Indian Army’s quest for self-reliance. This 4×4 wheeled armored platform has full armor protection with 360 degree turret mounted 7.62 mm medium machine gun, can carry 10 fully armed troops. This vehicle is ideally designed for troops operating in Ladakh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
The vehicle is also mine and bulletproof making it suitable as an escort vehicle and special response for CI OPS. It has a maximum speed of 80 kmph with an OP range of up to 600 km and can negotiate gradients of up to 25 degrees. The battle cry is “Ki Ki So Lahargyalu” which means ‘Victory to God’.
K-9 Vajra-T (SP)
The next contingent was K9 Vajra T of 224 Medium Regiment (Self Propelled) led by Lt. Prakhar Tiwari. K9 Vajra-T 155mm/52 Caliber Tracked Self Propelled has a firing range of 40 km.
The tracked self-propelled gun system can move at a maximum speed of 60 km/h in arid desert areas. It is provided with all-welded steel armor protection and the design includes a Modular Azimuth Position System (MAPS) and an automatic fire control system. Its motto is Sarvadha Sarva Pratham which means ‘Always the First’.
The next contingent was the 861 Missile Regiment of BrahMos led by Lt. Prajol Kala. BrahMos is a supersonic, high-precision, cruise missile with a range of 400 km and is capable of hitting targets deep inside enemy territory with precision and devastating effect. His motto is “Swami Saranam Ayyappa”.
10 m short span bridge
The 10-meter short-span bridge of the 64 Assault Engineer Regiment, led by Captain Shuvish Solanki, is a mechanically launched assault bridge designed by DRDO to help combat engineers cross large obstacles like canals or canals in minutes. Designed to help.
The motto of the 10-metre short-span bridge system was Agrani Ajay, which means ‘ever advancing and invincible’.
These bridges can be used by mechanized and armored columns to quickly cross obstacles and destroy the enemy. These native bridges indicate that no obstacle remains in the way of mechanization
Atmanirbharta is a step forward in Indian Army forces and defense. The regiment will celebrate 50 years of glorious history on September 30, 2023.
Mobile microwave node and mobile network center
The Mobile Microwave Node and Mobile Network Center of the Corps of Signals was headed by Major Mohammad Asif Ahmed of the 2 AHQ Signal Regiment whose motto is ‘Tiora Chukas’ which means ‘Soft and Safe?
The column consists of two vehicles, a “mobile microwave node” and “mobile network center in charge of the mobile network center of 2 AHQ Signal Regiment, Major Mahima Kataria.
The Indian Army’s mobile microwave node is capable of extending high-speed operational communications to the tactical battle area.
The node is mounted on a high mobility vehicle platform and housed in an NBC-proof ruggedized shelter to provide matching mobility and sustenance to mobile mechanized operations. The vehicle can operate on optical, microwave and satellite media to provide triple-play services to integrate voice, data and video into field formations in active hostilities.
Mobile Network Center is a next-generation network vehicle and enabler of network-centric operations.
It hosts the three core functions of network operations, security operations and data center. It acts as a force multiplier by increasing battlefield transparency and situational awareness.
The vehicle has a crew of six, led by an officer, and is equipped with IMS cores, access switches to aggregation routers, large screen displays and high-speed processing platforms. The mobile node is indigenously developed and upholds the Atam Nirbhar Bharat mission.
The next contingent is the Aakash Weapon System of 27 Air Defense Missile Regiment – ‘Amritsar Airfield’, led by Captain Sunil Dasharthe along with Lt Chetana Sharma of 512 Light AD Missile Regiment (SP).
The Akash weapon system is the first indigenously developed air defense system capable of firing short-range surface-to-air missiles (SR-SAM) against enemy air platforms. Its motto is “Akash Shatron Jahi”.
In the sky, two Dhruva helicopters and two Rudra helicopters, integrated with weapon systems, demonstrated their prowess. An advanced light helicopter, the Rudra is also known as the Flying Tank. The Rudra formation was led by Colonel RS Jamwal, awarded the Sena Medal with the national flag of 205 Army Aviation Squadron (UH), followed by Lt. Col. Kumar Unyal and Lt. Col. Puneet in two Rudra helicopters and the last Lt. Col. Vijayt Goit in Dhruv helicopter.
Wheeled Armored Platform – WHAP 8×8 on 70 ton trailer
The Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier, WhAP 8×8, which is carried on a specialized 70 tonne trailer, has been indigenously designed and manufactured by DRDO.
The WhAP is a modular, 8×8 wheeled combat platform. WHAP is an advanced customization platform for roles like Infantry Vehicle, CBRN Vehicle, ATGM Carrier etc. The Armored Personnel Carrier variant on display is integrated with a 30mm turret, composite armor and advanced blast protection. This amphibious vehicle can cross rivers and canals and has a maximum on-road speed of 100 km/h.
The 70-tonne trailer is equipped with state-of-the-art hydraulic suspension for better mobility, steerable axles and hydraulic ramps for ease of loading and unloading of heavy payloads. The trailer, which is capable of negotiating sharp turns and gradients, has undergone extensive trials with the MBT Arjun as payload.
Notably, the defense services witnessed significant reforms to transform the army into a modern, self-reliant, youthful and tech-savvy force.
The smooth modernization plan focuses on developing ‘force capabilities’, creating a self-reliant defense ecosystem with the acquisition of Make-in-India and a technology-enabled learning and agile army.
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