February 18, 2024
French Air and Space Force Conducts Fly-Past Rehearsals for Republic Day Parade
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French Air and Space Force Conducts Fly-Past Rehearsals for Republic Day Parade

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French Air and Space Force Conducts Fly-Past Rehearsals for Republic Day Parade

The French Air and Space Force participated in fly-past rehearsals above New Delhi’s Kartavya Path on Saturday, gearing up for the upcoming 75th Republic Day parade. The Indian Air Force welcomed them, expressing unity over Kartavya Path. This collaboration follows the 241-member tri-service Indian armed forces contingent’s participation in the Bastille Day Parade in July last year, marking the 25th anniversary of the India-France Strategic Partnership.

French President Emmanuel Macron Invited for Republic Day Celebrations

French President Emmanuel Macron has been invited to attend India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26. The invitation follows a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Macron during PM Modi’s visit to France for the Bastille Day Parade. The Indian contingent, led by the Punjab Regiment, also participated in the Bastille Day celebrations, showcasing the strong strategic partnership between the two nations.

Security Measures in Place Ahead of Republic Day

As part of security measures leading up to Republic Day, the Delhi Police have prohibited the flying of sub-conventional aerial platforms, including paragliders, paramotors, hang gliders, UAVs, and UAS, in the national capital from January 18 to February 15. Additionally, flights will be temporarily halted at Delhi Airport between 10:20 am and 12:45 pm from January 19 to January 26, according to an official statement from Delhi International Airport Limited.

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