This year’s Republic Day parade showcased the nation’s formidable military capabilities, featuring missiles, warplanes, surveillance devices, lethal weapon systems, and a demonstration of indigenous defence technologies prowess. The spotlight was on cutting-edge systems such as the “Swathi” weapon locating radar system, “Sarvatra” mobile bridging system, drone jammer system, and advanced radio frequency monitoring system. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in collaboration with Bharat Electronics Ltd., these state-of-the-art technologies were prominently displayed during the parade, underscoring India’s dedication to advancing its defence capabilities through innovation.
The Republic Day parade spotlight was on the indigenously produced “Swathi” weapon-locating radar system. This cutting-edge radar system, developed collaboratively by DRDO and Bharat Electronics (BEL), showcases India’s prowess in creating advanced defence technologies. Specifically designed for precise enemy weaponry location, it significantly bolsters the nation’s strategic defencecapabilities.
After the Swathi radar system presentation, attention turned to the Corps of Engineers as they highlighted the “Sarvatra” mobile bridging system. Serving as a mechanically-launched mobile bridge, this system plays a vital role in offering strategic mobility to the armed forces, underscoring India’s dedication to establishing resilient infrastructure for military operations.
The Indian Army’s Corps of Signals showcased the mobile drone jammer and advanced radio frequency monitoring systems. These technologies are designed to tackle contemporary threats, demonstrating India’s proactive stance in addressing unmanned aerial vehicles and monitoring radio frequencies to bolster security measures.
The domestically conceived and produced Pinaka Multiple Rocket Launcher System prominently showcased India’s defence capabilities and underscored the country’s dedication to self-sufficiency in defence technology.
The parade showcased a medium-range surface-to-air missile with a surveillance range of 300 km and the capacity to engage hostile aerial platforms within a range of 70 km. This missile system underscores India’s emphasis on enhancing air defence capabilities, ensuring protection across diverse threat scenarios.
Continuing to showcase India’s capabilities, a multi-function radar system with a surveillance range of 300 km was exhibited. This versatile radar system contributes an additional layer to the country’s airspace monitoring capabilities.
Marking India’s 75th Republic Day, the parade exhibited the country’s indigenous defence prowess and emphasized the significance of heightened security measures. The participation of women-centric contingents and international allies, such as the participation of the French army’s delegation, brought a distinctive dimension to the celebrations. The nation stands united in its dedication to technological progress and security preparedness, embodying the spirit of Jan Bhagidari – people’s active participation in the national festival.