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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Grace Bastille Day Parade as Guest of Honor in France

Correspondent Correspondent
Thursday, July 06, 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Grace Bastille Day Parade as Guest of Honor in France
France Invites Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Guest of Honor for Bastille Day Parade.

Paris, France - On the 14th of July, the entire nation of France will unite to celebrate its annual FĂȘte Nationale Française, commonly referred to as Bastille Day. In a momentous gesture, the French government has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to be the esteemed Guest of Honor at this year's Bastille Day Parade. The invitation is seen as a significant step in strengthening the diplomatic ties between the two nations.

Bastille Day commemorates the historic storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, a pivotal moment in the French Revolution. It is a day of immense national pride, filled with vibrant celebrations, fireworks, and military parades. The parade, a highlight of the festivities, showcases the prowess of the French Armed Forces while also paying tribute to international partnerships.

The Indian Armed Forces will take part in the parade alongside their French counterparts, showcasing the camaraderie and cooperation between the two nations. A formidable 269-member tri-services contingent from India has embarked on their journey to France today, eagerly preparing to march shoulder to shoulder with their French counterparts. This joint display of military strength and unity symbolizes the deepening bond between India and France.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence as the Guest of Honor further amplifies the significance of this occasion. His attendance not only represents the diplomatic goodwill between the two countries but also serves as a platform to explore avenues of mutual collaboration in various fields.

The Indian contingent's participation in the Bastille Day Parade exemplifies the growing strategic partnership between India and France, emphasizing their shared commitment to international peace and security. It also underscores the recognition of India's military prowess and its role as a global player.

As the contingent sets foot on French soil, both nations eagerly anticipate this momentous occasion. The Bastille Day Parade will serve as a vivid reminder of the historic ties and the promising future that lies ahead for India and France.