Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will take part in the Victory Day Parade in Moscow

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will pay a three-day visit to Russia from Monday to participate in the Victory Day Parade in Moscow. The parade will mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Germany in World War II. This journey is taking place.

"Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Moscow to join the Victory Day Parade on June 24 to mark the 75th anniversary of his victory in World War II," the defense ministry said in a statement. Despite the border dispute, Singh will travel as India has decades-old military ties with Russia.Russia's Ambassador Nikolai Kudashev tweeted, "I wish a safe visit to our strategic partner India's Defense Minister Rajnath Singh who will leave for Moscow on Monday where he will witness the 'Great Victory Day Military Parade' on June 24. ”

The parade was originally scheduled for May 9, but was postponed due to the global corona virus epidemic. "The Defense Minister's visit will strengthen the long-term special and privileged strategic partnership between India and Russia," the ministry said. A 75-member Indian military contingent has already arrived in Moscow to join the parade.

The Indian marching squad will be led by a major rank officer of the Galant Sikh Light Infantry Regiment. This regiment fought valiantly in World War II and has been awarded four war honors and other gallantry awards, including two military crosses. The Indian team will take part in the parade with armed forces from at least 11 countries, including China.