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  • Defence Minister leaves for Moscow; focus on deepening of Indo-Russia defence, strategic partnership

    Published on June 22, 2020

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has left for Moscow, Russia this morning. He will be on a three-day visit.

    In a tweet, Mr Singh said, during his visit, he will hold talks on ways to further deepen the India-Russia defence and strategic partnership. Defence Minister said, he will also attend the 75th Victory Day Parade in Moscow.

    The Victory Parade will be held on Wednesday to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the victory in the Second World War. The Parade is organized to honour the heroism and sacrifices made by the Russian and other friendly people.

    Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu had invited Mr Singh to the Victory Parade, which was originally scheduled on the 9th of May but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Separately, a Tri-Service 75- Member Indian Military Contingent has already reached Moscow to participate in the Victory Parade along with Russian contingent and other invited contingents.

    The marching contingent taking part in the Victory Day Parade is led by a major rank officer of the gallant Sikh Light Infantry Regiment.

    The Regiment had fought with valour in World War II and has a proud distinction of earning four Battle Honours and two Military Crosses amongst other gallantry awards.

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