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Republic Day parade: Troops in marching contingents reduced from 144 to 96

Prime News, National, Constitution, Democracy, Defence, New Delhi, January 24:- The Republic Day Parade will be held at the Rajpath in the national capital on January 26. This year the parade will begin at 10.30 am instead of the scheduled time of 10 am. The parade which starts from Raisina Hill and goes through Rajpath, India Gate to Red Fort would now only go up to the National Stadium while tableaux of states, different ministries and departments will proceed to the Red Fort.

Addressing the media in Delhi virtually, Major General Alok Kacker said that the number of troops in marching contingents in the Republic Day parade has been reduced from 144 to 96 to ensure social distancing in view of Covid-19. They will be seen marching in 12 rows and eight columns. “The Indian Army soldiers will be seen marching in different uniforms worn by the Army from 1950 to present day at the Republic Day parade this year.”

There will be a total of 16 marching contingents in the parade. Six from the Army, one each from Navy and Air Force, four Central Armed Police Forces, one from Delhi Police, two from National Cadet Corps and one National Service Scheme (NSS).

Twenty one tableaux from different States, Union Territories, ministries and the departments will participate in the Republic Day parade. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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