French contingent to join in Republic Day parade

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) For the first time ever, a foreign contingent will participate in the Republic Day parade — French troops will march down the Rajpath on January 26, official sources said.

Sources from the defence ministry confirmed that a contingent of the French army will participate in the march.

French President Francois Hollande is the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations this year.

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