VICTORY DAY PARADE | UPSC

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VICTORY DAY PARADE UPSC

VICTORY DAY PARADE | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

INDIAN ARMED FORCES CONTINGENT PARTICIPATED IN VICTORY DAY PARADE AT MOSCOW, RUSSIA

      WHY IN NEWS:

Hot from PIB !

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Defence
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS  1:3: History : Defence

      LEARNING: 

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 .

      ISSUE: 

Russia is celebrating the 75th anniversary of victory of the then Soviet People in the great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

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.

  This tradition started in 1995.

WHAT IS THIS CELEBRATION ALL ABOUT ?

  The parade will last for around 90 minutes and see the participation of military personnel from 19 countries, including India and China.

  • 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.

BACKGROUND :

  • 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.

  These campaign witnessed sacrifice by over 87 thousand Indian servicemen beside 34,354 being wounded.

  • 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 marching contingent taking part in the Victory Day Parade is led by a major rank officer of the gallant SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY Regiment. 
 

  • The Regiment has four Battle Honours and two Military Cross amongst other gallantry awards. 

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

Due to COVID-19 this year the celebrations have been delayed .

     SOURCES: PIB | VICTORY DAY PARADE | UPSC

 

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