The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to dazzle during the Republic Day fly-past with the unique Tangail formation, featuring the heritage aircraft Dakota. Moreover, two Dornier Do-228 aircraft will join the spectacle, flying on a blended mixture of Aviation Turbine Fuel and Biofuel, a notable eco-friendly initiative by the IAF.

Tangail Formation with Heritage Aircraft

The Republic Day celebrations will witness the impressive Tangail formation, headlined by the iconic Dakota, offering a nostalgic glimpse into aviation history. This showcases the IAF’s commitment to honoring its heritage and technological advancements.

Eco-Friendly Flight: Blended Biofuel

In a sustainable move, the IAF has announced that two Dornier Do-228 aircraft participating in the fly-past will utilize a blended mixture of Aviation Turbine Fuel and Biofuel. This initiative underscores the IAF’s dedication to environmental responsibility.

Republic Day Parade Highlights

The Republic Day parade will feature a grand display of indigenous weapon systems and platforms from the Indian Army, showcasing advanced capabilities. Highlights include:

1. LCH Prachand Chopper

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) Prachand, designed and produced by HAL, takes center stage. Renowned for its ground attack and aerial combat prowess, the LCH features modern stealth elements, robust armor, and superior night attack capabilities.

2. Rudra – Weaponized ALH Dhruv Helicopters

The parade will also showcase the weaponized variant of ALH Dhruv helicopters, known as Rudra. These helicopters exhibit India’s technological prowess and military capabilities.

3. Pinaka Multi-Barrel Rocket Launchers and Swathi Radar

Indian-made weapon systems, including Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers and the Swathi radar, will be on display. Both systems, developed by DRDO, have garnered international acclaim and underline India’s self-reliance in defense technology.

Republic Day Celebrations and Chief Guest

French President Emmanuel Macron is the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations. A total seating capacity of 77,000, including 42,000 seats for the general public, has been arranged for the event. The parade is scheduled to commence at 10:30 hours and is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

Beating Retreat’ Ceremony

The Defense Secretary has announced that the ‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony at Vijay Chowk on January 29 will feature exclusively Indian tunes, providing a fitting conclusion to the 75th Republic Day celebrations.

This Republic Day celebration promises a perfect blend of tradition, technological prowess, and environmental consciousness, symbolizing India’s multifaceted progress.

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