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R-Day Parade 2022: DRDO to present 2 tableaux & Army to present 25 of various states

Countdown has begun for one of the most awaited national celebrations of the year! 

Republic Day 2022 is around the corner as citizens await the forthcoming grand parade on January 26, 2022.

Every year, Republic day is celebrated with the armed forces holding a parade in honour of the day alongside a plethora of cultural performances. The parade also showcases massive tableaux, a group of figures or models displaying a scene or story from history that depicts diverse Indian culture.

India’s national broadcaster is all set to cover the event in a minute to minute details on all social media platforms, in addition to the usual national broadcast on television screens.

Here’s the DD National Main Link for India’s Republic Day Parade on 26th January 2022


In a statement issued on Saturday, 22 January, the Indian Army informed that this year’s Republic Day parade will have 16 marching contingents, 17 military bands and 25 tableaux of various states.

The Army stated that it will be represented by a mounted column of cavalry, 14 mechanised columns, six marching contingents and a flypast by advanced light helicopters of its aviation wing at the parade. These mechanised columns will have one PT-76 tank, one Centurion tank, two MBT Arjun MK-I tanks, one APC TOPAS armoured personnel carrier, one BMP-I infantry fighting vehicle, and two BMP-II infantry fighting vehicles.

The mechanised columns will also include one 75/24 Pack howitzer, two Dhanush howitzers, one PMS bridge-laying system, two Sarvatra bridge-laying systems, one HT-16 electronic warfare system, two Taran Shakti electronic warfare systems, one Tiger Cat missile system, and two Akash missile systems.

The Rajput Regiment, Assam Regiment, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, Sikh Light Infantry, Army Ordnance Corps Regiment, and Parachute Regiment will be among the Indian Army’s six marching contingents in the Republic Day Parade 2022 (RDP 2022).

In addition to this, a marching contingent each of the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy will also participate in RDP-2022. Five marching contingents of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Police Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Border Security Force (BSF) will take part from the central paramilitary forces.

DRDO to display two tableaux

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will display two tableaux namely, ‘Suite of Indigenously Developed Sensors, Weapons and Electronic Warfare Systems for LCA Tejas’ and ‘Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP)’ developed for the submarines of Indian Navy.

Uttam’ – an indigenously-developed Advanced Electronically Scanned Array Radar

The first tableau, Uttam, will display five different aerial launched weapons and an Electronic Warfare (EW) Jammer that further enhances the capabilities of fourth-generation LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas. The ‘Uttam’ radar is a highly compact and modular state-of-the-art sensor that provides situational awareness to the pilot. The radar has been developed by a Bangalore-based electronics laboratory.

Five aerial launched weapons this RDP 2022:

  1. ‘Astra’ – Air-to-air missile which is an all-weather, active radar homing missile with beyond visual range striking capabilities
  2. ‘Rudram’- a new generation anti-radiation missile with a capability to destroy adversary’s radar and communication systems
  3. ‘Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon’ – meant to destroy the ground targets and airfields
  4. ‘Gaurav’ – A long-range guided glide bomb
  5. ‘Tactical Advanced Range Augmentation’ – an advanced precision strike weapon meant for ground targets


Witness all this and more with PBNS – Bird’s eye view of the grand parade from the top of India Gate – Republic Day 2022



Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP) for Indian Naval submarines

The second tableau, AIP, is a system powered by indigenously-developed fuel cells with a novel onboard hydrogen generator. This is one of the most advanced AIP Systems in the world wherein Fuel Cell Technology is used to generate onboard power.

When compared to conventional diesel-electric submarines, the AIP allows a submarine to stay submerged for longer periods of time and makes the sub-surface platform more efficient by making it quieter than even a nuclear submarine. The AIP is designed specifically for submarines in the P-75 class.

Only a few countries in the world have access to this unique technology. This technology was created by the DRDO in partnership with academia and industry.

To ensure that nobody misses out on the grandeur of the Republic Day parade, including the description that goes along in the commentary, DD Bharati presents a live coverage in Sign Language.


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