Indian Army is to showcase it’s might on the 68th Republic Day. The R-Day 2017 parade on Rajpath will have marching contingents from Territorial Army, Engineers Regiment, Gorkha Regiment, Bihar Regiment and 61 Cavalry led by Mechanised Infantry Regiment’s marching contingent. Indian Army is showcasing it’s indigenously developed long range 155mm, 45 caliber artillery gun ‘Dhanush’ (also termed as Desi Bofors gun) for the first time. Brahmos missile, Akash Army Launcher, T-90 Tanks (Bhishma), Infantry Combat Vehicle, Weapon Locating Radar (Swathi), CBRN Recce Vehicle, Transportable Satl Terminal, Troop Level Radar will be key weapon platforms Indian Army will showcase on this Republic Day 2017.
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