Cashless transactions through UPI and Bhim App will be a part of Republic Day parade this year.
The presentation of Bhim App and the Underlying UPI during the parade is an effort to emphasize the citizens to adopt the technology and a support cashless economy.
However, a few days after its launch at a Dig Dhan Mela event in Delhi, the Aadhar-based mobile payment BHIM app has become the most popular app in Google Play.
All total, there will be participation of 40 soldiers from the UAE will also be among the top highlights of the Republic Day parade this year.
Interestingly, this year the National Security guard will be the part of the parade for the first time. No special army forces are to be found in the ground.
The Information Technology, Ministry says that there will be digital transactions and no cash transactions standing in the line, after Modi’s demonetization.
The National Security Guards will be showcasing their anti-terror, anti- hijacking and special operations capabilities on the ground.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi will be the Chief Guest of Republic Day.
Last year, the French troops had participated because President Francois Hollande was the Chief Guest.