• Short Summary

    THE CHIEF OF THE INDIAN ARMY, GEN. J.N. CHAUDHURI, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TOOK THE SALUTE AT?

  • Description

    THE CHIEF OF THE INDIAN ARMY, GEN. J.N. CHAUDHURI, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TOOK THE SALUTE AT AN ARMY DAY PARADE IN THE CAPITAL, NEW DELHI. THE PARADE IS HELD ANNUALLY TO HONOUR ITS CHIEF OF STAFF, A CEREMONY WHICH DATES BACK TO 15 JANUARY, 1949. ON THAT DAY THE FIRST INDIAN WAS APPOINTED TO THE POST.

    A FEATURE OF THIS PARADE WAS THE USE BY TROOPS OF THE LATEST-TYPE AUTOMATIC RIFLE, REPLACING THE LONGSTANDING .303. THE ARMY ITSELF HAS IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS GONE THROUGH AN EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME OF EXPANSION AND MODERNISATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALVKC6YCLL369MKDMOFOW8E9N
    Media URN:
    VLVAALVKC6YCLL369MKDMOFOW8E9N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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