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Shorter version of Republic Day parade this year; fewer jawans in contingent

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From next week onwards, Rajpath will have all contingent full dress rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade. This year, spectators will watch and notice various new things. All jawans will not march past till Red Fort as the parade will end at the National Stadium. Besides this, the distance for the march has been reduced by 50 per cent. Moreover, jawans will be seen wearing masks and instead of the 12X12 contingent system, this year it will be 12X8 contingent system. It means, instead of 144 jawans, there will be 96 jawans in one contingent.

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