Indian Armed Forces Tri-Service Contingent comprising of 75 personnel left for Russia’s Moscow to participate in the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day. The contingent will march at Red Square on Jun 24. The Tri-Service contingent of the Indian Armed Forces is led by a colonel rank officer. It will participate in the Military Parade at Red Square to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory of the United Soviet Union of Russia (USSR) People in the World War-II. The contingent has trained hard braving COVID-19 challenges.
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 the World War-II and has proud distinction of earning four Battle Honours and two Military Cross amongst other gallantry awards. Indian Navy Ships – INS Kolkata, INS Shakti to Participate in Chinese International Fleet Review on April 23.
Tweet by The Indian Army:
#VictoryDayCeremony #Russia#IndianArmedForces Tri-Service Contingent comprising of 75 personnel proceeded to #Moscow to participate in the 75th Anniversary of #VictoryDay. The contingent will march at #RedSquare on 24 Jun 2020 & has trained hard braving #COVID challenges. pic.twitter.com/ehflJLwKCn
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) June 19, 2020
The British Indian Armed Forces during World War-II were one of the largest Allied Forces contingents which took part in the North and East African Campaign, Western Desert Campaign and the European Theatre against the Axis powers. These campaign witnessed sacrifice by over 87 thousand Indian servicemen beside 34,354 being wounded. The Indian Military not only fought on all fronts, but also ensured logistic support along the Southern, Trans-Iranian Lend-Lease route, along which weapons, ammunitions, equipment support and food went to the Soviet Union, Iran and Iraq.
The valour of the Indian soldiers was recognised with the award of over four thousand decorations, which also included award of 18 Victoria and George Cross. In addition, the then Soviet Union appreciated the valour of the Indian Armed forces and by the decree of May 23, 1944, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR signed by Mikhail Kalinin and Alexander Gorkin awarded the prestigious Orders of the Red Star to Subedar Narayan Rao Nikkam and Havildar Gajendra Singh Chand of Royal Indian Army Service Corps.