New Delhi [India], January 26: With India celebrating its 74th Republic Day on Thursday, a army contingent from Egypt marched in the direction of the saluting dias on the Kartavya Path for the primary time. The Egyptian military contingent participated in India’s 74th Republic Day parade within the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Egyptian army contingent led by Colonel Mahmoud Mohamed Abdel Fattah El Kharasawy consisting of 144 troopers represented the primary branches of the Egyptian armed forces. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi attended the parade because the chief visitor. It’s for the primary time that an Egyptian chief has been invited on India’s Republic Day. Republic Day Parade 2023: Egyptian Armed Forces March on Kartavya Path for the First Time Throughout R-Day Celebrations in Delhi (See Pics and Video).
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Marching down the #KartavyaPath for the primary time is the mixed Band & Marching contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces
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The Egyptian forces have thought of it an honour and privilege to take part in India’s Republic Day parade. The Egyptian contingent carries the legacy of one of many oldest common armies identified to humanity.
Notably, the historical past of the Egyptian military goes again to 3200 BC when King Narmer unified Egypt. The previous Kingdom was thought of to be the peak of Egyptian civilisation. The fashionable Egyptian military was established through the rule of Muhammad Ali Pasha who’s broadly thought of the founder of recent Egypt. He shaped a military with troopers primarily conscripted of recent Egypt.
El-Sisi, who’s on a four-day go to to India, accompanied by a high-level delegation witnessed the Republic Day Parade. After attending the Republic Day parade, the Egyptian President will attend an ‘At-Residence’ reception by President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Later, El-Sisi might be referred to as on by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and the 2 sides will maintain a gathering.
Notably, India and Egypt have loved sturdy defence ties. There was shut cooperation between the Air Forces, with efforts at collectively creating a fighter plane within the Sixties. IAF pilots had additionally skilled Egyptian pilots from the Sixties till 1984.
India and Egypt are celebrating 75 years of multinational of diplomatic relations this yr. India has additionally invited Egypt as a ‘visitor nation” throughout its G20 Presidency. Moreover, the go to of El-Sisi is seen as a go to to bolster ties between India and Egypt and additional deepen them.
India and Egypt have “heat and pleasant relations marked by civilizational, cultural and financial linkages and deep-rooted people-to-people ties”, in line with the assertion launched by the Ministry of Exterior Affairs.
India and Egypt, two of the world’s oldest civilizations, have loved a historical past of shut contact from historic instances. Each international locations share a detailed political understanding based mostly on a protracted historical past of contact and cooperation in bilateral, regional, and international points.
The commander of the Egyptian Military contingent, Colonel Mahmoud Mohamed Abdel Fattah El Kharasawy, expressed his delight at being invited to take part in India’s 74th Republic Day parade on Thursday, hoping that the gesture will go a good distance in the direction of boosting bilateral ties and friendship between India and Egypt in future.
“We’ve got the pleasure of taking part in India. That is the primary time we’re visiting India. It’s a nice nation with a civilisation as previous as ours in Egypt. We each are previous civilisations. We’ve got been right here for 4 days and practised with our mates within the Indian Military. Our relationship is powerful and we love supporting one another,” Elkharasawy informed ANI on Wednesday.
On the bilateral ties between India and Egypt, he stated, “Our international locations share a robust bond and have a terrific relationship. I hope this friendship goes from power to power in future. We additionally hope extra individuals from India go to Egypt.”
Notably, a joint train referred to as Cyclone 2023 between Indian Military and Egyptian Military’s joint is being carried out in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer.
The Extra Directorate Common of Public Info in a tweet on January 23 stated, “Train #Cyclone 2023 #SpecialForces troops of #IndianArmy and #EgyptArmy exercised Particular Heliborne Operations through the ongoing joint train at #Jaisalmer.” Republic Day 2023: President Droupadi Murmu Leads Nation in Celebrating Gantantra Diwas, Nationwide Anthem and 21-Gun Salute Offered (See Pics and Video).
It’s pertinent to say that Cyclone 2023 is the first-ever train that’s happening between the particular forces of the Indian Military and the Egyptian Military.
The 14-day-long train which is being carried out within the deserts of Rajasthan engages each the contingents to advance particular forces abilities reminiscent of Sniping, Fight Free Fall, Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Goal Designation, sharing of data on weapons, tools, improvements, ways, strategies and procedures.
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