The Armed Forces contingent, comprising personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, along with scientists from the DRDO are carrying out operational demonstrations at the Sabarmati River Front as part of DefExpo 2022. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh witnessed the daredevil acts on October 18 along with the Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat. The display is aimed at showcasing the operational readiness and scientific prowess of the defence forces to the people.
The demonstration comprised the air, surface and sub-surface elements of the Armed Forces. The event started with an eye-catching combat free fall by personnel of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. It was followed by a daring display by the elite Marine Commandos (Marcos) of Indian Navy and Para (SF) Commandos of Indian Army skillfully slithering onto a boat from a helicopter, high speed run by Gemini boat and neutralisation of enemy post. The action, thereafter, again shifted to the sky with awe-inspiring Helobatics by Sarang Team and powered hang glider flying by Indian Air Force. There were other activities also undertaken by the Coast Guard, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and by the DRDO. The programme culminated with the Tattoo ceremony by the drummers from the Indian Navy.