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Chinese and Indian troops march in same parade as Putin watches

Defense ministers from both sides attend Russia's Victory Day celebration

Chinese, left, and Indian troops march in Moscow on June 24 in a parade celebrating Victory Day, the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. (Nikkei montage/source photos by Reuters)

MOSCOW -- Indian and Chinese troops participated in Russia's Victory Day military parade in Moscow on Wednesday, a rare display at a time of rising tensions between the two Asian neighbors over a decades-old border dispute.

With Russian President Vladimir Putin watching from just outside the Kremlin walls, a Tri-Service contingent of the Indian Armed Forces marched through Red Square. Minutes later, a unit of the Chinese People Liberation Army's honor guard paraded by.

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