New Delhi: On Sunday, Bengaluru will celebrate the 75th Army Day. The event is being run out of the national capital for the first time this season. General Manoj Pande, the Chief of the Army Staff, will lay a wreath at the Madras Engineering Group War Memorial and watch eight marching contingents, including a contingent on horses, participate in the Army Day parade. The procession will feature five brass bands from different regiments.
Individual acts of bravery and sacrifice will be recognised with gallantry medals from the Chief of the Army Staff. Additionally, the Dhruv and Rudra helicopters will perform a fly-by. There will be a static display of various weaponry, including K9 Vajra self-propelled cannons, Pinaka rockets, T-90 tanks, BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, Tunguska air defence system, 155mm Bofors guns, Swathi radar, and various assault bridges. The military tattoo will be on display as part of the army day on January 15 at Bengaluru’s ASC Centre and College, where Rajnath Singh, the Union Defense Minister, will be the special guest. The army troops will do Tornado motorbike demonstrations and show off their expertise in flying microlight aircraft, paramotor aircraft, tent pegging, daredevil leaps, martial arts like Taekwondo, bands, and six bar jumps throughout the event.