Guwahati: At a time when tension between India and China has been escalating in the Galwan valley of Ladakh, India has agreed to send a Tri-Service contingent to participate in the Victory Day Parade of World War II in Moscow.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Second World War, there will be a military parade in Moscow to honour the heroism and sacrifices made by the Russian and other friendly people.
Defence Minister of Russia has invited an Indian contingent to take part in the Victory Day Parade scheduled to be held on June 24 in Moscow.
Raksha Mantri has agreed to send a 75-member Tri-Service contingent to participate in the parade, where contingents of other countries are also expected to participate.
“The participation in the parade will be a mark of tribute and solidarity with the people of Russia at a time when they remember their heroes of the Great Patriotic War,” said Defense spokesperson.
Earlier, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had written to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin a congratulatory message on the occasion of the Victory Day – May 9, 2020.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has also sent a congratulatory message to his counterpart Mr Sergei Shoigu on the occasion.