Several changes have been made for this year’s Republic Day. For example the duration of the show, which was 115 minutes previously, will now be restricted to 90 minutes. More changes that have been made are as follows:
Indian Army dog squad
Army’s dog squad will be a part of this Republic Day parade at Rajpath after 26 long years. 36 dogs out of 1,200 Labradors and German Shepherds, have been selected by the army to march down Rajpath.
A French contingent of 130 soldiers will march down Rajpath with Indian troops for the first time in the history of the Republic Day parade. French President Francoise Hollande is the chief guest this year.
All-women stunt contingent
For the first time, an all-women contingent of the Central Reserve Police Force will be displaying their motorcycle riding skills at Rajpath.
The 'Women Daredevils CRPF’ contingent includes 120 women from the CRPF's three women battalions and Rapid Action Force.
No camel contingent
The Border Security Force camel contingent will not be seen at Rajpath and this is happening for the first time in the history of Republic Day parade.
No CRPF, ITBP contingents
The Central Reserve Police Force, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Sashastra Seema Bal will not be participating at this year’s Republic Day parade.