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10 Comments on "Arms & The Parade: India’s Republic Day Weapons Display"

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2 years 10 months ago
This year's R-day parade was a bit of a downer i must say..it partly reflects the lackof support that indegenious projects receive from the armed forces.. the army in particular.. with 8 tejas LSP aircraft in the inventory and and given their excellent safety record they might have well been able to peform a 5 ship or 3 ship formation leading the flypast..instead they decide to tow one around…brillinant..!!!! and i wonder when will they realise its a fighter not a bomber and stop hanging bombs from the hardpoints instead of missiles..The army didn't even consider the arjun worthy enough… Read more »
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2 years 10 months ago

continouing on my previous comment… other indigenious items not displayed include the pinaka,drdo aewcs,nag atgm,NAMICA,sudarshan,nirbhay and none of the ballistic missiles..one might say that sudarshan and nag may be too trivial but in the past we have displayed even 57mm rocket launchers from mig 21s …so i feel that these need to be displayed in the parade instead of all the foreign stuff..because that is purpose of the parade ; to display the nations millitary prowess and what better way to display it than showcasing weapons developed here in India.

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2 years 10 months ago

cant stop myself from commenting more..
is it just me or the image of tejas at the front of the display conspicuously similar to that of gripen in its advertisement brochure…go check it out on saab's website…i must say that we can compete with china in copying…

Chuang Shyue Chou
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2 years 10 months ago

That is a pretty impressive display of military hardware.

I do wonder as to the effectiveness of the T-64/72/80/90 class of MBTs though.

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2 years 10 months ago
I Gotta Say this year's Parade had lot of Put-downs, disappointment was on apex this day lets get down to Brass tacks : if you're like me who waits all year just for 26th January Parade, to witness the latest military hardware of India…Then i can say you all are fairly disappointed 1) why it always have to be T-90 MBTs, Multi-barrel pinaka Rockets,Brahmos & Bridging Systems in army's pass. I wonder if they only have this hardware to showcase to nation This Time they didn't Even include the agni Series…..What the F*8k dude !!!I mean after all its national… Read more »
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2 years 10 months ago
I agree completely with the last comment, I was very frustrated with DOORDARSHAN as well.. man, even a school kid can do a lot better when it comes to filming..for Christ sake, please evolve guys, when the whole world moves ahead and u are still stuck back 25 years…. looks like those guys got the job using quota system or through a recommendation, most likely by corruption.. proves yet again that government services in general is pretty bad when it comes to quality.. the sad part is there is nothing really that can be done about it… the whole system… Read more »
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2 years 10 months ago

A parade of mechanised military machines is no evidence of military prowess. These vehicles can be nice and okay from the outside, but have absolutely NOTHING inside. There is no evidence that they can shoot, fire, respond to attacks, or anything. These vehicles could be of just steel exterior for all we know. All is crap!

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Anonymous
2 years 10 months ago

A parade of mechanised military machines is no evidence of military prowess. These vehicles can be nice and okay from the outside, but have absolutely NOTHING inside. There is no evidence that they can shoot, fire, respond to attacks, or anything. These vehicles could be of just steel exterior for all we know. All is crap!

jagjivanr
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2 years 9 months ago
To catch the aircrafts when they are flying at a low height, horizon to horizon crossing is in seconds. Forget camera, even many spectators are unable to track all formations visually. Now imagine if tracking is through a lens. Unlike other public flight displays here neither the Air Force nor Doordarshan has flexibility to choose run-in direction or camera positions. Your disappointment is well understood. We have much better results during flight displays elsewhere. This time we tried to overcome the constraints and even took help of IAF, who provided two expert fighter pilots with walky-talky communication to help our… Read more »
jagjivanr
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2 years 9 months ago

please also see 81st Air Force Day Parade – 2013 other events covered by DD at http://www.youtube.com/user/DoordarshanNational

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