A team of Bangladesh Army will take part in the Republic Day Parade of India on January 2 this year. For the second time, foreign troops will take part in India’s largest event and march on the highways.
A Bangladeshi team has been invited to take part in the parade at a time when both countries are celebrating the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s existence. This marching condiment will have 99 soldiers, and has a licensed version of the BD-7 rifles – Chinese type 61..62mm assault weapons.
Bangladesh Ordinance Factory produces more than 10,000 assault rifles every year. Foreign troops took part in India’s parade for the first time in 2016 when a French army of 130 troops marched along the highway. The then French President Franোois Hollande witnessed the parade as the chief guest that year.
The parade will be smaller this year with fewer participants and a quarter of the general population due to the Covid-19 epidemic. This time only 25 thousand passes are being issued. All participants will be required to take part in the parade, that is, all soldiers, police paramilitary forces, hundreds of students over the age of 15 and other civilians as well as spectators. Obviously, besides the President and the Prime Minister, all the guests from home and abroad will also follow it.
Not only this, with the help of social distance the decoration and texture of the marching squad will change. However, instead of 144 soldiers, there will be only a group of 999 soldiers. Usually a squad consists of 12 rows and 12 columns. However, this time there will be eight rows in 12 columns. Because, it is important to keep proper distinction between the soldiers. Young children will not be included in the parade this time. The government has taken this decision due to health protection.