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10 Comments on "Arms & The Parade: India’s Republic Day Weapons Display"
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.
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…
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.
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!
please also see 81st Air Force Day Parade – 2013 other events covered by DD at http://www.youtube.com/user/DoordarshanNational