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India to send tri-service contingent for Russian V-Day parade - New Delhi News

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India will send a 75-member tri-service contingent to Moscow to participate in Russia's military parade to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the nation's victory in World War II.

Updated Jun 17, 2020 14:21 PM

India to send tri-service contingent for Russian V-Day parade - New Delhi News

"The contingent will participate in the parade in Moscow to honour the heroism and sacrifices made by the Russian and other friendly people," the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

The Victory Day Parade is scheduled to be held on June 24. The contingent is visiting Moscow on invitation of the Defence Minister of Russia. Contingents of other countries are also expected to participate in the parade.

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 war. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sent a congratulatory message to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of Victory Day on May 9.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has also sent a congratulatory message to his counterpart Sergei Shoigu on the occasion.

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