Republic Day 2023 - First time events
January 28 , 2023
- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi was the Chief Guest at the parade.
- For the first time, 12 women riders will be part of the Camel Contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) and among the 16 marching contingents.
- This year, only Made-in-India weapon systems will be showcased at the Republic Day parade, keeping with the theme of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
- The newly-recruited Agniveers will also be a part of the parade for the first time.
- The Narcotics Control Bureau will also showcase a tableau for the first time.
- For the first time in India's independent history, the iconic 21-GUns Salute to the President during the parade will use 105 mm Indian Field Guns replacing the British-made 25-Pounder guns.
- For the first time, a 3-D anamorphic projection will be organised during the Beating the Retreat Ceremony on the facade of the North and South Block.