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Today in Pics: January 16, 2014

The army has drawn up a multi- pronged plan to boost its capabilities and a number of projects.
Soldiers perform during Amry Day parade in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)

The plans include acquiring of night vision devices, upgrading of mechanised forces and augmentation of artillery firepower, are near completion, Army chief General Bikram Singh said at the Army Day parade.
Jawans march during the Army Day parade at Delhi Cantt in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)

"We have made plans. The government has approved many. Some of them have been completed while others will get approval by the end of the fiscal," said Army chief General Bikram Singh on Army Day function in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)

Stressing on the importance of superior equipment and firepower for the army, Army chief General Bikram Singh also said a country is respected only when it is economically and militarily powerful. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)

With Gateway of India in the background, the Southern Command put a brilliant military band display in LED lights with members of various units. (IE photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)

Signals, Eleventh Batallion Dogra Regiment, Mechanised Infantry Regiment, and Artillery Corps—participate in a combined musical formation for the first time at the Army Day celebration in Mumbai. (IE photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)

The main event saw Governor K Sankaranarayanan felicitating families of army martyrs who lost their lives in the line of duty. (IE photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)

Children cut tree brunches for a bonfire in Chandigarh. (IE Photo: Jasbir Malhi)