VICTORY DAY PARADE | UPSC
INDIAN ARMED FORCES CONTINGENT PARTICIPATED IN VICTORY DAY PARADE AT MOSCOW, RUSSIA
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SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 1:3: History : Defence
For PRELIMS it is important for Prelims to understand the cause and the event . Well do not forget the Indian soldiers martyred ! That is the reason we celebrate it with pride . Let us dive in !
For MAINS it is the most suitable time for you to frame a answer around World War two ! Just pen it down .
WHAT IS VICTORY DAY?
- Victory Day marks the end of World War II and the victory of the Allied Forces in 1945.
- Adolf Hitler had shot himself on April 30.
- On May 7, German troops surrendered, which was formally accepted the next day, and came into effect on May 9.
WHAT IS THIS CELEBRATION ALL ABOUT ?
- The celebrations are expected to include 64,000 participants.
- In Moscow, 14,000 military personnel will march through Red Square.
- Additionally, 50,000 more troops will march through 27 other cities that have military units.
- The British Indian Armed Forces during World War-II were one of the largest Allied Forces contingents which took part in the North and East African Campaign, Western Desert Campaign and the European Theatre against the Axis powers.
- The Indian Military not only fought on all fronts, but also ensured logistic support .
- Military support also included weapons, ammunitions, equipment support and food went to the Soviet Union, Iran and Iraq.
- The valour of the Indian soldiers was recognised with the award of over four thousand decorations, which also included award of 18 Victoria and George Cross.
INDIAN CONTINGENT IN PARADE :
- Indian Armed Forces contingent participated in the Victory Day Parade at Red Square Moscow on 24 Jun 2020.
- The Regiment has four Battle Honours and two Military Cross amongst other gallantry awards.
Due to COVID-19 this year the celebrations have been delayed .
SOURCES: PIB | VICTORY DAY PARADE | UPSC