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Indian commander who led elite troops by means of Pink Sq. in Victory Day parade says friendship with Russia ‘rising by the day’

Indian commander who led elite troops through Red Square in Victory Day parade says friendship with Russia ‘increasing by the day’


Safety challenges now confronted by India have difficult preparations of its troops for the Victory Day parade, however they nonetheless marched on the Pink Sq. and received the hearts of the Russian viewers, their commander advised RT.

The parade in Moscow, devoted to 75th anniversary of victory in opposition to the Nazi Germany, was “a gala efficiency, with an ideal historical past behind it,” mentioned Colonel Anil Kumar, commander of the tri-services contingent. The participation of the Indian troops in it has change into yet one more signal that friendship between India and Russia is “rising by the day.”

Making it to the Russian capital was no straightforward process for the Indian contingent, as a result of present safety “challenges,” Kumar defined, referring to the current clashes with Chinese language troops within the disputed Galwan Valley within the Himalayas, in addition to historically tense relations with Pakistan.

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The tri-services contingent had lower than per week to organize for the parade, whereas additionally missing time to observe straight on the Pink Sq.. Col. Kumar insisted that the show by his women and men was “completely praise-worthy,” particularly mentioning their “sparking eyes and the bouncing steps.”

The cheer and the response from the Russian folks reveals how the Indian armed forces contingent been readily accepted in Moscow.

The Indian troops have been “very grateful” to Russia for the invitation to participate within the Victory Day celebrations and they’d gladly repeat this expertise once more, Kumar mentioned.

Along with the Indian contingent, items from China, Mongolia, Serbia, and 9 former republics of the Soviet Union – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan – joined the Russian troops within the parade, which was rescheduled from its conventional date on Might 9 as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

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