No foreign leader as primary visitor on Republic Day this year
For the very first time in several years, India’s Republic Day celebrations will be held at Rajpath sans a foreign leader as primary visitor.
Due to the international COVID-19 scenario, it was decided not to have a foreign head of state or head of federal government as R-Day chief guest, Anurag Srivastava, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs stated at a regular media briefing in New Delhi on Thursday.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was supposed to be the chief guest for this year’s Republic Day event. However, he had to cancel his visit owing to the COVID-19 scenario in his country.
Foreign leaders have actually enhanced the Republic Day parades every year barring 1952, 1953 and1966 The then Indonesian President Sukarno was the very first chief visitor to grace Republic Day in1950
In 2020, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro was the chief visitor.
In 2018, the whole Association of Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN) leadership comprising 10 presidents existed in the Republic Day parade.
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