• Short Summary

    INDIAN TANKS AND TROOPS WHO FOUGHT IN THE INDO-PAKISTANI WAR, AND CADETS DRESSED AS WARRIORS WITH BOWS, SPEARS, AND MUSKETS, PARADED IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO MARK THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDIAN REPUBLIC.

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    INDIAN TANKS AND TROOPS WHO FOUGHT IN THE INDO-PAKISTANI WAR, AND CADETS DRESSED AS WARRIORS WITH BOWS, SPEARS, AND MUSKETS, PARADED IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO MARK THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDIAN REPUBLIC.

    MORE THAN 9,500 PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE ANNUAL PARADE. THE MARCHERS REPRESENTED THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES, THE NATIONAL CADET CORPS, AND MANY CIVILIAN GROUPS.

    PRESIDENT SARVAPALI RADHAKRISHNAN TOOK THE SALUTE AND A MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED THE IMPRESSIVE PARADE, WHICH INCLUDED A GNAT JET FIGHTER DRAWN ON A LORRY IN THE PROCESSION ALONG THE RAJPATH THROUGH NEW DELHI.

    IN ADDITION TO THE MILITARY AND CIVIC ASPECTS OF THE PARADE, THERE WAS A PROCESSION OF FLOATS REPRESENTING VARIOUS ASPECTS OF INDIA'S NATIONAL LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS. ONE DEPICTED A FARMER SPRAYING CROPS AND BORE THE SLOGAN: " GROW MORE FOOD ".

    ANOTHER COLOURFUL ASPECT WAS THE PARADE OF ELEPHANTS, IN CEREMONIAL DRESS. THE MAHAWATS AND MUSICIANS, RIDING THE ELEPHANTS, WERE ALSO SPLENDIDLY DRESSED AND ON ONE ELEPHANT WERE TWO GIRLS WHO HAD WON THE YEAR'S NATIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COURAGE AND SERVICE.

    THERE WAS ALSO A FLYPAST OF 51 PLANES. THESE INCLUDED CANBERRAS, GNATS, MYSTERES, HUNTERS, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DISPLAY, SUPERSONIC MIG 21S, PROVIDED BY THE SOVIET UNION.

    IN A REPUBLIC DAY BROADCAST TO THE NATION IN THE EVENING, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, THE PRIME MINISTER, PROMISED TO FOLLOW THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES LAID DOWN BY HER FATHER, MR NEHRU, AND CARRIED ON BY THE LATE MR SHASTRI. SHE PROMISED A SINCERE INDIAN ENDEAVOUR TOWARDS PEACE AND CO-OPERATION. MRS GANDHI SAID THAT THE TASHKENT DECLARATION WOULD BE IMPLEMENTED "FULLY IN LETTER AND SPIRIT".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA19I4OXN8KTC99PBE1W4190YM9
    Media URN:
    VLVA19I4OXN8KTC99PBE1W4190YM9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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