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Republic Day parade: ‘Vinaash’ formation compromising five Rafale flying in Arrowhead formation

In the midst of the third wave of Coronavirus pandemic, the country is celebrating the 73rd Republic Day today, on 26 January. The Republic Day parade held at Rajpath in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw a glimpse of India’s military might as well as cultural heritage. A unique display of women power was also seen during the parade. In the parade, 75 aircraft of the Indian Air Force made their power felt by fly past for the first time.

During the fly fast, aircraft like Rafale, Jaguar, C-130J Super Hercules, Sukhoi, MiG-29 showed the feats of the sky.

Along with this, through the tableaux in the states, they kept their culture in front of the country. Apart from the states, contingents of security forces including Indian Air Force, Navy, Army also participated in the parade.

Parade Commander Lt Gen Vijay Kumar Mishra commanded the parade organized on the Rajpath on the 73rd Republic Day of the country and Major General Alok Kakar was the second-in-command of the parade.

The impact of the corona epidemic was seen in this year’s Republic Day parade, where only 5,000 people attended and apart from taking both doses of vaccines, everyone was wearing double masks and also the rule of ‘two yards’ at the venue followed.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the martyrs of the country at the National War Memorial. The names of all Indian martyrs of all wars including 1971 and the wars before and after are inscribed in the National War Memorial. Prime Minister Modi, who arrived at the National War Memorial along with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, was welcomed by the chiefs of the three services. After paying floral tributes at the memorial, the Prime Minister also wrote his message on the digital visitor’s book there.

The country’s first woman Rafale fighter jet pilot Shivangi Singh was part of the Indian Air Force’s tableau at the Republic Day parade on Wednesday. She is the second woman fighter jet pilot to be a part of the Indian Air Force (IAF) tableau. Last year, Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth became the first woman fighter jet pilot to be a part of the IAF’s tableau. Shivangi Singh, aboard the tableau, saluted President Ram Nath Kovind.

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft took part in a flypast on the Rajpath. Cameras have been installed in the cockpits of different aircraft to shoot this scene.

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