Bengaluru: Bengaluru will host the 75th Army Day commemoration on Sunday. This is the first time the event has taken place outside of the national capital. General Manoj Pande, the Chief of the Army Staff, will lay a wreath at the Madras Engineering Group War Memorial and watch the Army Day parade, which will feature eight marching contingents and a contingent on horses. The procession will feature five regimental brass bands.
Individual bravery and sacrifice awards will be given out by the Chief of the Army Staff. The Dhruv and Rudra helicopters will also perform a fly-by. A number of military systems, such as K9 Vajra self-propelled cannons, Pinaka rocket launchers, T-90 tanks, BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, Tunguska air defence system, 155mm Bofors guns, Swathi radar, and various assault bridges, will be on static exhibit.
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.