Indian Field Guns Replace Vintage 25-pounders

English News 26 Jan 2023 23

India's military prowess and cultural heritage was displayed during the parade..

The ceremonial 21-gun salute during the 74th Republic Day celebrations at Kartavya Path was fired by 105-mm Indian field guns as they replaced the vintage artillery with 25-pounder guns that traditionally did the thundering salute.

Associated with the 2281 Field Regiment, seven 1940-era cannons formed the part of the artillery that had been firing the ceremonial salute during the Republic Day celebrations on Rajpath (now Kartavya Path).

Made in the United Kingdom, these vintage guns had participated in the World War II, according to sources.

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