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‘Great honor for France,’ says French President Macron, thanks India for THIS

French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake fingers. FILE/REUTERS.

French President Emmanuel Macron, chief visitor for Republic Day 2024, thanked India on Friday and stated it was “a great honor for France” as a mixed band and marching contingent of French Armed Forces took half in parade on the Kartavya Path in New Delhi.

French Rafales, marching contingent participate in Republic Day 2024 parade

Two Rafale fighter jets flanked by a multi-role tanker transport plane of the French House and Air Pressure roared by way of Delhi’s sky as India celebrated its seventy fifth Republic Day at a grand parade on Friday.

As quickly as round 95 French troops marched down the Kartavya Path on the coronary heart of the nationwide capital, the whizzing warplanes pierced the morning sky making hundreds of spectators crane their necks in marvel.

A 30-member band contingent from France additionally drew consideration on the grand parade.

Not the primary

It was the second time the French armed forces participated in India’s Republic Day celebrations. In 2016, French troops turned the primary overseas navy contingent to take part within the largest ceremonial occasion of the nation.

About French contigent taking part in Republic Day 2024 parade

The French navy contingent that participated in India’s Republic Day 2024 parade comprised six Indians. It was led by Captain Noel Louis.

The contingent belonged to the Corps of French International Legion, which is an elite navy corps that’s open to foreigners who need to serve within the French Military. Arrange in 1831, the French International Legion is an integral a part of the French Military. At current, it has nearly 9,500 officers and legionnaires.

Macron, Republic Day 2024 chief visitor

India’s President Droupadi Murmu and Macron arrived on the Kartavya Path within the nationwide capital on Friday morning for seventy fifth Republic Day celebrations in a conventional buggy, which made a comeback after 40 years.

Each Indian and French presidents had been escorted by the President’s Bodyguard “Rashtrapati Ke Angrakshak”. The President’s Bodyguard is the senior most regiment of the Indian Military.

This Republic Day is particular for this elite Regiment because the “Angrakshak’ have accomplished 250 years of service since its elevating in 1773.

Macron watched India’s seventy fifth Republic Day celebrations on the majestic Kartavya Path, becoming a member of a choose group of world leaders to have graced the nation’s largest ceremonial within the final seven many years.

Because the chief visitor on the ceremony, Macron witnessed the grand navy parade and the cultural performances together with President Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, members of the Union Cupboard, overseas diplomats and a number of different dignitaries.

It was the sixth time {that a} French chief was the chief visitor on the Republic Day parade.

With inputs from PTI



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