Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: As India celebrated its 75th Republic Dayin the national Capital, it showcased the prowess of the armed forces.
The first contingent in the uniform of the 61 Cavalry was led by Maj Yashdeep Ahlawat. The 61 Cavalry is the only serving active Horse Cavalry Regiment in the world, with the amalgamation of all the State Horse Units.
This year, the weapon systems which were showcased at the Republic Day parade include Tank T-90, Nag anti-tank guided missiles, Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers, Weapon Locating Radar System- SWATHI among others.
The detachment was of Tank T-90 BHISHMA, led by Lt Fayz Singh Dhillon of 42 Armoured Regiment.
Bhishma Tank is a 3rd generation Russian Main Battle Tank armed with 125 mm smooth bore gun. T-90 functions on the hunter killer concept. It can fire four types of ammunition and also has the capability of firing a missile from gun upto range of 5000 mtrs. Bhishma tank can hunt and kill at night effectively with the help of thermal imaging sight. It also has ERA panels which makes the armour of this lethal machine even stronger.