Turbocharging the Franco-Indian Partnership

On July 14 in Paris, a detachment of 400 Indian soldiers proudly led the Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Elysées. The chief guest of honor was Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. By inviting Singh and the Indian soldiers to participate in the Bastille Day march for the first time, French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to emphasize France's special relationship with India.

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