Indian Armed Forces contingent leaves for Paris to participate in France's National Day Parade

New Delhi, July 8: A 270 personnel contingent of the Indian Armed Forces comprising marching columns and a combined military band from the Army, the Navy and the Air Force left here today for Paris to participate in the French National Day.

Yesterday, the first batch comprising 130 personnel left for Paris.

The 400 strong contingent, commanded by Air Commodore RK Mathur, will take part in the march past on the Bastille Day.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will be the Chief Guest at the French National Day Celebrations in Paris this year.

The French National Day marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison on July 14, 1789.

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