India to send tri-service contingent for Russian V-Day parade
Updated Jun 17, 2020
"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.