New Delhi: The Indian Navy will project its military might and firm resolve to safeguard the nation’s strategic interests in the maritime domain at the Republic Day parade, amid growing global concerns over the escalating tensions in the Red Sea.
The naval tableau at the parade at Kartavya Path on January 26 will also showcase the Navy’s “unwavering” commitment to ‘Nari Shakti’ with an overarching focus on women in all roles and across all ranks, officials said on Wednesday.
The contingent of the Indian Navy will have three women platoon commanders – Lt Mudita Goyal, Lt Sharvani Supreiya and Lt Devika H.
For the first time, the Navy will have a mixed composition with 144 young men and women marching down the historic Kartavya path reflecting its commitment towards gender neutrality, the officials said.
The naval tableau will depict the first fully indigenous Carrier Battle Group, comprising aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, her highly capable escort ships Delhi, Kolkata, Shivalik, and Kalvari class submarine besides light combat aircraft as well as advanced light helicopter.
The tableau will also feature multi-band military communications satellite GSAT-7 and Rukmani satellite.
Vice Admiral Gurcharan Singh, the Navy’s controller of personnel services, said the naval contingent’s participation at the parade would not just be a display of military might, but “would also reflect a resolve to safeguard the nation’s strategic interests”.