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Indian Air Force’s Garud Special Forces to take part of this year’s Republic Day Parade for first time

At the Republic Day parade this year, the Indian Air Force's Garud Special Forces will march on the Kartavya Path for the first time.

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: At the Republic Day parade this year, the Indian Air Force’s Garud Special Forces will march on the Kartavya Path for the first time.

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Squadron Leader Sindhu Reddy will serve as the contingent commander, with Squadron Leader PS Jaitawat in charge of the Garud team as a member of the IAF contingent.

On this occasion, India is prepared to display its special forces and indigenous missile technology.

This year’s Republic Day would also mark the first and last times the Indian Navy’s surveillance jet, IL 38, would fly over the Kartavya Path.

According to Wing Commander Indranil Nandi, the Republic Day fly-past would feature 45 Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft, one Indian Navy aircraft, and four Indian Army helicopters.

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The proceedings of the Republic Day Parade at Kartavya Path will commence with the unfurling of the National Flag. The President of India will be given the Rashtriya Salute, and Fit Lt Komal Rani will assist the President in raising the national flag.

The air warriors participating in the Republic Day parade were chosen from across the Air Force in a rigorous selection process. Every day, in the early morning hours, the contingent engages in a rigorous practise session. Four officers and 144 airmen will make up the contingent, which will march in a box formation with 12 rows and 12 columns.

The contingent will be led by Sqn Ldr Sindhu Reddy with three supernumerary officers: Flt Lt Ayush Agarwal, Flt Lt Tanuj Mailk, and Fit Lt Pradhan Nikhil.

 

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