Republic Day 2021: No shoulder to take on march-past by NSG commandos this year
Due to coronavirus, this year’s Republic Day Parade will be a little unusual. The NSG, the elite force of India for counter-terror operations, has actually chosen to make changes for the parade according to the COVID-19 health procedures.
Previously, the NSG task forces marched down Rajpath shoulder-to-shoulder, but this time they wil be marching with a range of more than 1.5 metres from each other based on the COVID-19 protocols.
Nearly 40 percent of the real strength of the commandos will participate in the Republic Day Parade as compared to the previous year. A bunch of commandos in addition to senior Indian Army and Paramilitary officers reach Rajpath at 5 remain in the early morning every day and practice till 10 am.
” We reach here at 5 am and start our practice. It is a daily regimen for us. There is not much difference. After reaching Rajpath we practice once again and again till our marching is perfect. Officers minutely observed every commando to make the march past perfect,” a senior NSG official said.
” This year on Republic Day, we will be having more vehicles than the previous year. Individuals will see a various energy contingent in addition to modified specially developed cars which are to be utilized for anti-terror operations,” the official added.
NSG commandos sweat for a minimum of 5 hours to offer a perfect marching past on Republic Day at the magnificent Rajpath, which is a center nowadays for forces taking part in the Republic Day parade as their practice venue.
Meanwhile, it is the very first time in 55 years that India is not likely to have any chief guest for the Republic Day parade.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was invited to the parade but decided to cancel his check out amid the spread of the brand-new, more contagious mutant strain of the unique coronavirus.
The last time the parade did not have a primary visitor was in 1966 when Indira Gandhi was sworn in as Prime Minister on January 24 after the demise of Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on January11 In 1952 and 1953 likewise, the Republic Day parade did not have a chief visitor.
Some media reports suggest that the Indian-origin President of Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, is likely to be the chief visitor at India’s Republic Day parade on January26 However there is no official conformation on this currently.
( With ANI inputs)
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