Independence Day 2022 Howitzer Gun Will Be Used First Time For 21 Gun Salute At Red Fort
Howitzer Gun Salute In Independence Day: The indigenous Howitzer Gun...
Howitzer Gun Salute In Independence Day: The indigenous Howitzer Gun will be used for the first time for the ceremonial 21-gun salute during the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort. Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar gave this information. The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) has been developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) under the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
The ATAGS will formally give a 21-gun salute with the British guns being used so far. The Defense Ministry said that the initiative to use indigenously developed guns will be beneficial for India’s growing ability to develop arms and ammunition indigenously.
Ministry of Defense gave this information
The gun has been specially adapted for the function with some technical specifications. The Defense Ministry said that a team from DRDO’s Ordnance Research and Development Establishment, Pune led by scientists and artillery officials worked on the project to make the use of the gun possible for the Independence Day celebrations. The ATAGS project was initiated in 2013 by DRDO to replace the old guns in the Indian Army with modern 155mm artillery guns.
NCC cadets were invited
Defense Secretary also said that NCC cadets from all districts of the country have been invited to participate in the main program at Red Fort. These cadets will be seated on the ‘Gyan Path’ in front of the Red Fort’s ramparts in the geographical form of the map of India. He said that the cadets would adorn local costumes symbolizing the cultural diversity of India to carry forward the message of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.
This section of the society was invited as a special guest
Defense Secretary informed that in line with the initiative taken during Republic Day 2022, that section of the society, which is usually ignored, has been invited as special guest for Independence Day also. These include Anganwadi workers, street vendors, debtors of Mudra Yojana, morgue workers etc. He has been invited to attend the main event at the Red Fort.
He said that a total of 26 officers and observers and 126 cadets from 14 countries-USA, UK, Argentina, Brazil, Fiji, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Seychelles, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan and 126 cadets would be the first for the Independence Day celebrations. are present in India since.
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