India to send tri-service contingent for Russian military parade
NEW DELHI: For the first time, an Indian military contingent comprising members of all 3 services will march through Moscow's Red Square on June 24. In 2015, the only time Indian forces joined the military parade, the participation was restricted to the Indian army.
The Russian parade is held every year on Victory Day (May 9), which marks the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945, but has been delayed this year because of the novel coronavir s.
PM Narendra Modi had been invited as a special guest for May 9 event this year. With Modi unlikely to attend the delayed event in these times, the go nment is ho to make up for his absence by sending a tri-service contingent to take part in the parade which showcases Russia's military might.
A tri-service contingent comprising about 75-80 will depart for Moscow on June 19. Presi nt Vladimir Putin had invited Modi for the Victory Day celebrations during their meeting in Vladivostok last year.
Russia, in fact, has invited several others heads of state and go nment for the parade as the event this year marks the 75th anniversary of the "Victory over Nazism". Diplomatic sources said while details were still being worked out, the parade, depending upon the time available, was likely to include a mention of the contribution made by Indian soldiers in the Great Patriotic War.
Despite Russia's deep military and po itical ties with , and its own relations with the US, India continues to look at Moscow as a key partner. There has been enough po itical signaling too to that effect recently, apart from the commitment to constantly upgrade defence cooperation with Russia, including to jointly develop military equipment.
Earlier this month, the day PM Narendra Modi spoke to US Presi nt Donald Trump about the Sino-Indian border standoff, foreign secretary Harsh Shringla also held a meeting with Russian ambassador Nikolay Kudashev and briefed him on the issue as first reported by ToI on June 4. In February this year, while the Trump visit was still on, India allowed 2 Crimean leaders, both proscribed by the US, to visit India.
Defence though remains the most significant aspect of India's relations with Russia with both sides looking to encourage joint manufacturing of equipment under India's Make-in-India programme and through transfer of technology.
The 2 countries had said in a joint statement after the Vladivostok summit last year that they "recognized" the requirement of an institutional arrangement for reciprocal provision of logistic support and services for the armed forces and tha they had agreed to prepare a framework for cooperation on it.
The 2 countries continue to encourage military to military cooperation through military po itical dialogue and joint military exercises. They last year carried out second joint tri-service exercise INDRA.
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Pramod Kumar Patra
let this friendship live long.
Great stuff for Indo-Russia relationship!!
India has best relation with Russia. Must continue it ,,,most important for us ,,,,
Most important is to fight Corona.....at this moment. Nothing else.
Good to ne INDIA doing the thing honoring RUSSIA with its TRI SERVICES PARTICIPATION.Russia should know that INDIA WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF ITS TRUSTED FRIENDS as it has been.
India should dissuade Russia to disassociate itself with ... Russia's pential is enormous,if they open up and collaborate with India in military, scientific, technology and agriculture...the two countries will become the darling of the world...but Russia should act fast...their ageing population and low population growth is a major factor...
More reason for India to enhance the relationship with Russia, kee in mind, the aggressive behaviour of .
Russia is time-tested ally or all weather ally since post fre m of India, to reciprocating such gesture, India has given priority to huge investment at import of wons and fighter Jets from Russia that amount fresh doge of oxygen for Russian industries.
Russia is the true friend of India and we should value their friendship.
What a joke
Couldn't prect our borders from however pretends to be a superpower
Fakendra Modi now you are a certified meglomaniac, incompetent, cruel, mean and coward PM
The US, historically, has deminstrated time and time again that it WOULD desert India in times of need.
Russia has always been India's all weather friend
Russia is a friend.
Modi PM should attend somehow the victory Day celebrations.. nothing will change in Corona fight in two days
Russia is an important ally and a true friend ... is really afraid of India’s growing power. So lucky to have Modi as our leader and his team of ministers!
Absolutely brilliant, we need them in our corner to offset the coming together of Nepal with and Pakistan in what seems to be a coordinated effort on creating tension on our borders.
Trusted friend..always supported us..
India is going to put on a circus show in Moscow parade.