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Though Singh's visit was to attend ceremonies associated with the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Germany in the Second World War, a report by ANI news agency said Singh will ask Russian Federation to supply the spares needed for Indian fighter jets, tanks and submarines to be dispatched by air rather than by ship to reduce travel time.

Putin watched as intercontinental ballistic missile launchers trundled past, nuclear-capable bombers flew overhead, and columns of tanks and over 14,000 troops, including some from allies like China, marched past under hot sunshine.

"Attending the Victory Day Parade at Red Square in Moscow today to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory of the Soviet People in the great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", Singh tweeted on Wednesday.

Red Square was tightly packed during the event.

Victory Day is considered the country's biggest public holiday.

"Its soldiers [the soldiers of the Red Army] needed neither the war nor other countries, nor glory, nor honors".

Only about 10 foreign leaders joined Putin for the parade, mostly from ex-Soviet states as well as the heads of the breakaway Georgian territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "Only together can we defend it from new risky threats", he said.

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Speaking about the measures taken by the Haryana government, he said, "We are fully on alert, our districts have been alerted". Currently, Delhi airport is operational and all flight movements are as per schedule, an airport official said.

Virus concerns forced Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov to abandon plans to attend the parade when two members of his delegation tested positive for the virus after arriving in Moscow on Tuesday.

Russians on Thursday will begin casting their ballots in a seven-day vote on sweeping reforms that could clear the way for President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036 in an exercise that critics have called a constitutional coup. Election authorities said they would invalidate all the votes in the ballot box where Lobkov put his ballot. The key amendment "resets" the count on Putin's presidential terms to zero, meaning he would be able to run again for president in 2024, even though the constitution still imposes a limit of two terms.

A poll by Russia's only independent polling agency, the Levada Center, in May showed Putin's approval ratings among Russians had dropped to 59%, down from 63% a month earlier and the lowest since he first came to power.

State pollster VTsIOM has forecast that 67 per cent to 71 per cent of voters will endorse the changes.

"Defence minister said that India-Russia relations are one of Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership".

According to him, the authorities in Russian Federation, armed with tanks and missiles, snaps in the address of near and far countries, and also "breeds enemies from former allies", builds himself eternally besieged fortress and is friends with the "most vile dictators" of the world.

The banner-carrying group of the guard of honor battalion of the Preobrazhensky Regiment brought the Russian flag and the legendary Victory Banner, which had been hoisted over the Reichstag by the combatants of the 150th Idritsa division in 1945, to Moscow's Red Square.