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Defence arsenal to be highlight of Republic Day

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The armed forces will showcase their talent and treasure of the arsenal while participating along with the Indian Coast Guard in the 64th Republic Day Parade at Marine Drive in south Mumbai on Sunday.

The Army would be represented by troops under Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa Area Headquarters. A marching contingent from the Dogra Regiment will lead the parade along with the band playing the marching tune.

“Army will also showcase different types of artillery guns, a multi-barrel rocket launcher, air defence weapon system, mortars and armoured fighting vehicles in its inventory,” said a defence release.

The Indian Navy will be represented by two armed marching contingents comprising 77 personnel followed by the Naval Band, it said.

“In addition to personnel on ground, the Indian Navy will display a model of Delhi Class ship, Mobile Missile Coastal Batteries (MMCB) and Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC),” it said.

The Indian Air Force Chetak helicopter will also participate in the ceremony and fly past during the unfurling of the national flag.

In addition, there will be a marching contingent of Indian Coast Guard during the event.

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