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Indigenous 105-mm Light Field Guns

Indigenous 105-mm Light Field Guns:

During the 77th Independence Day celebrations at Delhi’s iconic Red Fort, Indigenous 105-mm Light Field Guns were used for the ceremonial gun salute, replacing the British 25-pounder guns.

  • These indigenous guns marked their debut earlier this year with a 21-gun salute during the Republic Day parade.
  • The 21-gun salute involves specially-designed cartridges to create firing sounds.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a Guard of Honour from the Armed Forces and Delhi Police before hoisting the national flag and delivering his 10th consecutive Independence Day address.
  • Flower petals were showered by Indian Air Force helicopters, and the theme for the year is ‘Nation First, Always First,’ aligned with the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebration.
  • The use of Indigenous 105-mm Light Field Guns for the ceremonial gun salute at the Red Fort holds immense significance.
  • It symbolizes India’s progress in defense manufacturing and technology and replaces the British 25-pounder guns.
  • This reflects the nation’s move towards self-reliance in defense equipment.