French troops in R-Day parade

In a Republic Day first this year, a foreign contingent comprising 130 French soldiers will march down Rajpath in the presence of chief guest Francoise Hollande, the French president.
A French contingent, comprising 56 35th Infantry Regiment personnel of 7th Armoured Brigade, is already in Rajasthan, taking part in `Shakti 2016', a joint counter-terrorism exercise. The other French troops will arrive in the country by January 16.

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