Indian Army decides to shift annual Army Day Parade out of Delhi

The Passing Out Parade of various Indian military academies spread across the country belonging to Indian Army, Navy and Air Force is considered one of the most iconic events.

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to move significant events and festivities out of the national capital, the Indian Army has decided to shift its annual Army Day parade out of Delhi and will hold it next year in the Southern Command area. 
The Indian Army has decided to shift the annual Army Day Parade held on January 15 in Delhi outside the national capital. “The Army Day parade of 2023 will be held in the Southern Command area,” Indian Army officials told the press.
The Indian Air Force (IAD) has also recently moved its annual fly-past and parade from the Hindon Air Base near Delhi to Chandigarh this year. 
Army officials said the parade would now be held at different locations on a rotational basis, and the venue would be changed every year. 
In the last eight years, the Prime Minister has started hosting foreign dignitaries in different cities like Ahmedabad and Chennai. Many events, like the military exhibition Defexpo, are being held in other states. 
The aim is to foster a deeper connection with the people across the country and bring governance closer to the masses.