Paris [France]India’s tri-service contingent prepares to take part in the Bastille Day parade in France on July 12, Indian Navy Admiral Pratek Kumar said on Wednesday that it was a great feeling to be part of the event.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the guest of honor at Bastille Day celebrations in France on July 14.
Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Kumar said that the Indian Navy’s indigenous destroyer INS Chennai also participated in the military parade. The ship is part of the bilateral naval exercise “Exercise Varuna”.
He said that in addition to the armed forces, a band will also take part in the parade.
“It’s a great feeling not only for the Armed Forces but for the entire people of India. We are delighted to be here as part of the tri-service contingent of the Army, Navy and Air Force.”
The military officer said there was a historical link between the two armies.
“We fought in WW1 and WW2 and were the center of operations in Europe. The Punjab Regiment also fought in WW1. Our troops came here for independence during that time,” he said .
“Our spirit and our camaraderie have grown since the day we got here. It’s been great to see us all in lockstep,” he added.
The Indian Air Force Rafale fighter jets purchased by India from France will also participate in the air show.
Commander Kumar said it was a great honor for Prime Minister Modi to be the guest of honor at the parade.
Indian armed forces practiced ahead of the Bastille Day parade, marching to the tune of “Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Humara”.
The traditional French military parade will be held in Paris on July 14 during Bastille Day. Prime Minister Modi’s visit to France coincides with the 25th anniversary of the “strategic partnership” between France and India.
According to a statement released by India and France, the prime minister’s visit is expected to herald the next phase of the India-France strategic partnership, setting new and ambitious goals for strategic, cultural, scientific, academic and economic cooperation, including across a wide range of industries. Indian Embassy in France.
“This historic visit by Prime Minister Modi will also present joint initiatives to address the major challenges of our time, including climate change, biodiversity loss and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and will be an opportunity for India and France to reaffirm their commitment multilateralism, including in the context of India’s G20 presidency,” it said. (Arnie)
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