A 76-member contingent marched to martial music played by Music of the Infantry, a French military band of 48 musicians on Jan 26, 2016, Republic Day. As chief guest Francois Hollande, President of France watched, Lt Col Paul Bury of the French 35th Infantry Regiment 7th Armoured Brigade led troops of his battalion saluting the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. Raised in 1604 in Lorraine, France, the regiment has 12 battle honours from combat experiences in Algeria, Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan.