July 14 went almost without a hitch. From the acrobats of the Patrouille de France, to the snipers… 6,500 soldiers marched alongside the Indian delegation, France’s guest of honor. India is one of the world’s biggest arms buyers. It deployed its Rafale planes, presented as THE symbol of 25 years of strategic partnership with France. The day before, the Indian Prime Minister To agreed to the purchase of 26 new aircraft and three submarines.
Tanks sent to Ukraine
On the Champs-Élysées, in Paris, THE some Indian spectators were happy to be present for the event. Africa was also honored. Students from seven military high schools marched. The ceremony was barely disturbed by the fall of a kepi on the cobblestones. France also made a point of showing tanks such as those sent to the front in Ukraine.