Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


The Indian Army will rejoice the 76th Army Day with a grand parade in Uttar Pradesh’s capital metropolis, Lucknow, on Monday.

The Army Day parade has been moved out of Delhi for the second consecutive yr. Last yr, the parade happened at Bengaluru’s MED & Centre’s Parade Ground.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandi Ben Patel will likely be in attendance as chief friends on the parade floor in Lucknow.

This yr, the parade will likely be held underneath the Command of Army’s Central Command, which is headquartered in Lucknow. Central Command is without doubt one of the seven operational instructions of the Indian Army. Last yr, the Southern Command was liable for the parade in Bengaluru.

This yr’s Army Day parade will likely be particular due to the usage of Artificial Intelligence to pick the ‘Best Marching Contingent’.

“Artificial Intelligence is being used for the first time to identify the best marching contingent, ” Major General Salil Seth stated.

“All marching contingents do drills but there is a pattern of doing it — raising your hands and legs to a certain level and doing your movement with the weapon within a certain timeframe. We will capture the individual movement with a camera and then the computer software using the AI will give marks for every movement. This will also be supervised by humans. We have done two to three practices, ” the officer added.

The grand spectacle will happen on the parade floor of the 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in Lucknow underneath the command of Major General Salil Seth. Six marching contingents from the Army’s completely different regiments, a navy band comprising 5 regimental brass bands and three pipe bands will take part.

fiftieth (Independent) Parachute Brigade, Sikh Light Infantry, Jat Regiment, Garhwal Rifles, Bengal Engineer Group and the Army Air Defence contingent will march down the parade floor.

The 5 regimental brass/navy bands are — Punjab Regiment Centre, Grenadier Regimental Centre, Bihar Regiment Centre, Sikh Light Regiment Centre, Kumaon Regimental Centre and SIKH Regimental Centre.

The 5 regimental pipe bands are the SIKH Regiment Centre, SIKH LI Regiment Centre, JAT Regiment Centre, KUMAON Regimental Centre and 1 Signal Training Centre.

Army Chief General Manoj Pande will evaluate the parade and current gallantry awards, which will likely be adopted by a daring bike show by the Army Service Corps (ASC) Tornadoes, a skydiving show by the Paratroopers, daredevil jumps, and a flypast by of helicopters of the Army Aviation Corps.

Army Day is widely known yearly on January 15 to commemorate the event when General (Later Field Marshal) Okay.M. Cariappa took cost of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Roy Bucher in 1949 and have become the first-ever Indian to command the Army in its lengthy, wealthy historical past. General Sir Francis Roy Bucher was the final British-serving chief of the Indian Army.

From 1949 until 2022, the Army Day parade was organised on the Cariappa Parade Ground within the Delhi Cantonment. The Chief of Army Staff critiques the marching contingents who additionally participate within the Republic Day Parade yearly.

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