Discovery Channel pays tribute to the armed forces this Republic Day
Discovery Channel, India’s leading destination for factual entertainment, will celebrate Republic Day with a special line-up of shows dedicated to Indian Armed Forces. The channel will air best of shows from Breaking Point franchise– Indian Air Force Academy, High Altitude Warfare School, Indian Submariners as well as Revealed franchise – National Defense Academy and Siachen. The 5-hour long special line-up, offering unprecedented access to the intense, grueling training programs of all wings of Indian Armed Forces, will premiere on Republic Day, January 26, starting 12:00 noon.
The line-up of shows on Discovery and Discovery HD is as follows:
SR. NO SHOW NAME SHOW TIMING
1 Revealed Siachen 12 Noon
2 Breaking Point: Indian Air Force Academy 1 PM to 2 PM
3 Breaking Point- High Altitude Warfare School- 2 PM to 3 PM
4 Breaking Point- Indian Submarines 3 PM to 4 PM
5 Revealed- Revealed- National Defence Academy 4 PM to 5 PM
Breaking Point: The Indian Submariners:
The special show will give viewers a window into the world of complex, high-technology platform like the Submarines who acquire their strength from stealth in a very colloquial manner through the eyes of a common man, and anchor, Harman Singha, who will take audiences into a world which has never been explored before – a journey to live the life of an Indian Submariner; from the classroom to the officers Mess through Escape Training School; to diving to the depths of the seas on board the INS Sindhukirti.
Breaking Point: Indian Airforce Academy:
The show offers a never seen before look into the training imparted at India’s premier Air Force training institution - Air Force Academy located at Dundigul, Hyderabad which is instrumental in shaping the future Air Warriors. Breaking Point: Indian Air Force Academy, packed with emotions including grit, pride, fear and utmost patriotism, captures the life of 4 cadets – Mudit Tewari, Priya Sharma, Amogh Bhandralia and Kartik Thakur – who are in various stages of their training at the Academy.
Breaking Point- High Altitude Warfare School:
Located in Gulmarg, HAWS is a globally acclaimed institution which trains Indian soldiers and attracts soldiers from friendly countries for high & super-high-altitude warfare. The show is first of its kind on Indian Television detailing the rigors of training at HAWS. It will give viewers a glimpse of how the soldiers learn the art of mountain and winter warfare; HAWS is the training ground for all High-Altitude Warfare. Each moment of the show takes the viewer a step closer to how the soldiers are transformed into glorified mountain warriors of the Indian Army.
Revealed- National Defence Academy:
One of the most reputed training academies globally, the National Defence Academy, popularly known as the NDA, holds the distinction of being the first tri-services academy in the world. This show will take viewers inside this fascinating and enigmatic institution, to understand what makes the NDA so exceptional. Steeped in tradition and lore, the one-hour long film delves into the academy’s focus of instilling the qualities of a soldier into a young cadet who in the future will go onto serving his nation with courage and pride and covers the three-year journey of cadets as they make their way through the course.
The Siachen glacier located in the Karakoram range in the Himalayas is the world’s highest and coldest battleground with army posts at over 21,000 feet. To stay atop on this 77 km long glacier at 5,400 meters altitude means the Indian soldiers have to defy all their physical, mental and emotional limits to safeguard the motherland. The special show will take viewers through the extreme frontline and what it takes to keep the Siachen glacier secure. It will present the remarkable chronicles of the soldiers and their formidable challenges to manage the battlefield where temperatures reach minus 60 degrees.