Sunday, January 23, 2011

PHOTOS: Preview Of Strength At Republic Day #2

The last photo shows the LRDE L-STAR, part of India's AEW&C programme.

Photos Courtesy DPR Defence


Anonymous said...

LSTAR seems to be an empty box. At least, they should have closed the ends of that box to look like filled radar parts.

Avinash said...

Hello shiv & other Fellow memebers
I have been a follower of livefist since past one year and really liked it .

Please help me with the process to get passes for Republicday parade as i am in Delhi this year and would not like to miss this event at any cost
thanks in advance

Avinash said...

Help me t oet passes for the Republic day Parade

Anonymous said...

@Anon (6:17pm)

Thats a vent nube! There's one at the end of it too. Checkout pics of the Erieye radar.

Anonymous said...

Is it okay for you, if you get a seat in between the chief guests ?

Do you think Shiv has setup a centre to get your passes to the republic day parade ? You can read the blog for decades and that does mean that Shiv has to get parade passes / movie tickets for his blog readers

I have been your blog from the month it was started. Please help me by not giving passes to Avinash.

Anonymous said...


Tickets are available on sale for gen public.One point of sale i know is box-office at India gate roundabout toward shahjahan road.

Anonymous said...


does this radar have 360 capability?

Anonymous said...

3 Attack Choppers in formation flight... are they HAL LCH?

Anonymous said...

except that radar every thing is old junk drdo should show more newer tech in the republic show

Anonymous said...

I wish the Army would use the Arjun to lead the armoured contingents.The Arjun is constantly downplayed by the Army.The Army Day parade combat demos too have not featured the Arjuns.

bradshaw said...

Which are these attack helicopters in d first PIC ???? Not able to figure them out !!

Anonymous said...

These Arjun fans are getting irritating with their whines.

Just because the Arjun is better than the T-90 in every parameter by miles, just because it is indigenous, just because it ideally should be the pride of the nation, etc etc, doesnt mean it gets a free ticket to every Republic Day Parade.

The T90 might be a POS but it is OUR (IA) POS.

Anonymous said...

What is the relation between making a sarkari show of imported weapons and becoming a republic.

Why do we have such a show? Do all countries have a show like this some time or the other?

Please enlighten.

mathi man said...

@Anon 10.24 AM,
Dude, you are right. I am also missing MBT Arjun,. Arjun always gets the loudest cheers from indian crowds and for that reason IA always plays a dhritarashtra to " Arjun" ( step son treatment)

IA sucks if there is no Arjun in R day parade. ;-)

Anonymous said...

@Anon 7:03


Anonymous said...

Such a big yawn.
Year after year seeing the same boring stuff.
Why not strut some of the DRDO flops in this parade?Ohh, wait is that the Arjun tank!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon@1:40 First why look at others?India celebrates her becoming a republic and truly being independent.Considering the chaos and political mess our neighbors repeatedly get into,our unbroken record as a democratic republic since 1950 is something worth celebrating.Very few countries with a colonial past have managed to do so.It is in fact, still to the not so hidden chagrin of the Brits and their ilk, that India,which as per their conviction, was never truly a nation and was disintegrate within a few years is still very much around. The imported weapons are just a part of the overall celebrations.There are many cynics out there,yet there are still lots who really look forward to this parade.Have been going to the parade in Delhi for quite a few years, and never have i found any stand to be vacant. As as corny or hackneyed it may seem to some,there are still many who feel real pride and patriotism for India on such occasions and feel glad at the opportunity to salute our forces.

Anonymous said...

To Anon at 11:18 PM

Please don't get me wrong. I have nothing against celebrating the Republic Day. I have nothing against 'saluting the forces' as you say. It does not sound corny or hackneyed at all.

You are also correct in saying that the Brits (and the Western world) expected us to disintegrate. Ram Guha has documented this in his book "India After Gandhi".

I am not even too fussed about local vs imported equipment.

The issues are at two levels:
a) Too much of a sarkari show. No real participation of the public. It is almost as if these celebrations happen in a glass box. Few lucky ones like you make the effort to go, few like Avinash are wondering how to go but a large majority is excluded (and more worryingly happy to be excluded).

b) What does displaying the armed might have to do with this day? We could honor the forces on their designated days by making it a bigger spectacle and inviting public participation.

This is not to criticize but ask because the military parade has become the celebration. Why is there a military parade on this day?

Anonymous said...

The main parade is a sarakari show,which off course it has to be.The republic is represented by the Govt. and the head of state.But there are several functions in schools,residential areas, institutions also.And BTW a lot of the parade section is 'open'.You do not need any passes or tickets for these areas.Of-course,one has to brave the crowds and line up for the public sections.The armed forces are a vital part of any republic.Without forces,who would protect a republic.Also see it this way,very few people actually get to see the forces and even fewer ever see them operating.This is a chance for the forces also to feel recognized and applauded by the general public.Display of military might in such events is not at all a strange thing.The French have even more massive parades for 'Bastille Day'commemorating the events leading to the French revolution and establishment of the French republic.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 102 PM
dunno..maybe it has something to do with the fact that gallantry awards are presented on this day