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    GENERAL J.N. CHAUDHRI, CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, TOOK THE SALUTE AT A PARADE HELD IN?

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    GENERAL J.N. CHAUDHRI, CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, TOOK THE SALUTE AT A PARADE HELD IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). IT WAS THE ANNUAL ARMY DAY PARADE.

    MORE THAN 1200 MEN, BOTH CAVALRY AND INFANTRY UNITS, TOOK PART IN THE PARADE. AMONG NEW EQUIPMENT ACQUIRED BY THE INDIAN ARMY THIS YEAR, IS THE FIRST INDIAN-MADE SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE, NOW BEING PRODUCED AT THE ISHAPORE ORDINANCE DEPOT. SOME OF THE UNITS CARRIED THE NEW RIFLES.

    GENERAL CHAUDHRI, SPEAKING IN HINDI, PLEDGED THAT OFFICERS AND MEN WOULD DO THEIR BEST TO SERVE AND PROTECT THEIR MOTHERLAND.

    THE PARADE CAME TWO DAYS AFTER AN INDIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY SPOKESMAN HAD SAID IN DELHI THAT TROOPS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WERE MASSED IN MUCH LARGER NUMBERS ALONG THE COUNTRY'S ENTIRE NORTHERN BORDER, THAN AT ANY TIME BEFORE.

    WHILE THE STRENGTH OF THE CHINESE FORCE ON THE BORDER WAS MUCH BIGGER THAN AT ANY TIME DURING THE 1962 BORDER FIGHTING, THERE HAD BEEN NO MATERIAL CHANGE IN THEIR POSITION IN THE IMMEDIATE PAST, HE SAID.

    THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE CHINESE HAD BEEN CONSOLIDATING THEIR POSITIONS IN LADAKH AND ELSEWHERE ALONG THE FRONTIER DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS, BUILDING AIRSTRIPS, STORAGE DUMPS, ROADS AND BARRACKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACK3Z6C1LKWDK5BLH6ZX5BVIDU
    Media URN:
    VLVACK3Z6C1LKWDK5BLH6ZX5BVIDU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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