New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Akash weapon system, the first indigenously developed air defence system capable of firing short-range surface to air missiles, against enemy platform was showcased here during the 71st Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath on Sunday.
Prior to this the Transportable Satellite Terminal (TTS), vehicles of the Signal Corps was also displayed at the parade, which is a showcase of India’s military might.
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Among the other weapons displayed on the occasion were – Dhanush Gun System and K-9 Vajra T that is a self-propelled gun, Sarvatra bridge system.
All eyes were on the sky as Rudra and Dhruv advanced light helicopters performed a fly-past in a Diamond formation on the occasion of the 71st Republic day celebration here.
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Earlier, the 1st formation of five Mi-17 V5 choppers flew in an inverted Y formation carrying the national ensign and three service ensigns. They showered flower petals as they approached the dais.
Anti-Satellite Weapons (ASAT) from Mission Shakti, the Dhanush artillery, the newly-inducted Chinook heavy lift and Apache attack choppers were also displayed for the first time during the parade at Rajpath.
In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today paid homage to the fallen soldiers at the newly built National War Memorial here before participating in the Republic Day celebrations.