New Delhi: India’s elite counter-terrorism force, the National Security Guard (NSG), on Thursday made its debut at the Republic Day parade here.
A contingent of some 60 commandoes in their black overalls and full armed gear marched on the Rajpath, giving ceremonial salute to President Pranab Mukherjee.
The other commandos were on seven vehicles with hydraulic ladders mounted on them.
NSG’s anti-hijacking van ‘Sherpa’ – a bullet proof armoured vehicle that can withstand powerful explosions and can be driven under water and on steep inclines – also made its debut in the parade.
The Indian Navy displayed the stealth guided missile destroyer INS Chennai and the indigenously-made Kalvari class Scorpene submarines at the Republic Day parade here.
This year, the submarine arm of the Indian Navy is marking its golden jubilee, commemorating 50 years since Foxtrot-class submarine INS Kalvari was inducted.
The first of the Scorpene submarines, a model of which was on display, has been named after the boat. Marine Commandos marched ahead.
A model of P8-I long-range maritime surveillance aircraft was also on display.