Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, will host the event on January 15 of next year as part of the Indian Army’s desire to move its annual Army Day Parade to new venues, Army officials said.
The Indian Army Day Parade used to be held annually at Delhi Cantonment, but as part of the government’s effort to move important events to other regions of the nation, Bengaluru was chosen as the first outside venue in January 2023.
“The forthcoming Army Day Parade, set for January 15, 2024, will be hosted in Lucknow. Post the Bengaluru event, the Indian Army has planned to ensure that each of its six operational commands gets a chance to host the parade. The idea is to conduct the event in selected venues within all the commands, on a rotational basis,” Army officials said.
The last event was conducted in the Southern Command area and the upcoming event will be conducted in Central Command, they said.