Republic Day 2023: From women leading to Agniveers participating; Here are many firsts

By: FPJ Web Desk | January 25, 2023

Republic Day celebrations will be held at Kartavya Path, a ceremonial boulevard running from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill through Vijay Chowk and India Gate, National War Memorial to National Stadium. It was renamed last year from Rajpath.

PRO Nagpur, Ministry of Defence

Made-in-India weapon systems will be showcased at the Republic Day parade, keeping with the theme of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”

Lt Commander Disha Amrith will lead a 144-member naval contingent at the parade

Sub Lt Valli Meena S will be one of three platoon commanders. There are around 30 women officers deployed on front-line warships

The naval tableau’s central theme is Nari Shakti.

Women soldiers guarding the desert border with Pakistan will also be a part of the Border Security Force’s (BSF) camel contingent this year.

PRO Nagpur, Ministry of Defence

The women officers of the Indian Army will be leading missile contingents and riding motorcycles as part of the famous Daredevils team at this year's parade.

PRO Nagpur, Ministry of Defence

There will be 8 marching contingents of the armed forces this time. Of them 6 contingents will be from the Army and one each from the IAF and Navy

PRO Nagpur, Ministry of Defence

The newly-recruited Agniveers will also be a part of the parade for the first time.

PRO Nagpur, Ministry of Defence

The chief guest this year is Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

A military contingent from Egypt will also be part of the parade.

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