India will celebrate its 74th Republic day on 26th January, 2023. The preparations are in full swing. This year will be extra special as all the equipment including ammunition showcased on the Kartavya path will show India’s indigenisation power.
The 74th Republic Day celebrations will take place on the revamped Central Vista avenue this year. The Central government has put 32,000 tickets on sale online for the masses, said defence ministry officials on 19 January. They said that all official invites for the ceremonial event will be sent online for the first time, according to the news agency PTI.
This will be the first Republic Day celebrations hosted at the ceremonial boulevard after Rajpath was renamed to ‘Kartavya Path’ last year.
The vintage artillery with 25-pounder guns that traditionally fires the thundering ceremonial 21-Gun Salute during the Republic Day celebrations will be replaced by 105 mm Indian field guns this year, as the government makes a further push for its Make in India initiative.
Talking about the Atmanirbhar Bharat push in this year’s Republic Day celebration, Major General Bhavnish Kumar told ANI, “In this year’s Republic Day, many indigenous equipments will be seen. The army will use indigenous equipment under Atmanirbhar Bharat.” “105 mm Indian field gun will give 21 gun salute, mechanised Columns will have armour core MBT Arjun, mechanised infantry’s BMP 2 and Nag Missile system will show its might,” he added.