Bangladesh Armed Forces contingent to take part in India’s Republic Day parade

A 122-member triservice contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces will take part within the Republic Day parade of India this yr, reported Indian newspaper The Hindu.

“The contingent is scheduled to reach in Delhi on January 12 and can depart on January 30. Upon arrival, the contingent will probably be quarantined until January 19,” reported The Hindu, quoting a defence supply as saying. The contingent features a marching contingent and a army band.

Indian Air Drive (IAF) planes will ferry the contingent to and from Bangladesh.

They are going to be carrying their very own ceremonial rifles and the personnel will probably be of their fight uniforms in the course of the march previous, a second supply mentioned.

The contingent can even go to locations of historic significance in Agra and Ajmer on January 28 and 29 earlier than their departure.

The Hindu reported that the Indian Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) has requested the Bangladesh facet to incorporate personnel from the military models which took half within the Liberation Battle within the visiting contingent.

India and Bangladesh have deliberate a collection of occasions via the yr to mark the fiftieth anniversary.

In 2018, the French Military turned the primary overseas contingent to participate within the Republic Day parade on Rajpath.

As a result of Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions, the parade this yr will terminate in entrance of the Nationwide Battle Memorial as an alternative of going the complete distance to Pink Fort, a supply mentioned. The scale of the marching contingents too has been diminished from 114 to 96.

As well as, solely 25,000 guests will probably be allowed to witness the parade in comparison with over a lakh in regular occasions. Kids below the age of 15 is not going to be allowed.

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