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Record Of Republic Day Chief Friends Over The Years

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That is the sixth time a French chief would be the Chief visitor at Republic Day celebrations.

India shall be celebrating its seventy fifth Republic Day on Friday, 26 January. It’s the day when the newly adopted Structure got here into pressure and India grew to become a republic in 1950. The celebrations for the day embody the annual parade at Rajpath, now known as Kartavya Path, in New Delhi. It options march-pasts by personnel of the Indian Armed Forces and vibrant tableaux showcasing the variety and tradition of various states. The Republic Day celebrations final for 3 days, they usually finish with the Beating Retreat ceremony on January 29.

French President Emmanuel Macron would be the Chief Visitor on the Republic Day 2024 celebrations this yr. He would be the sixth chief from France to grace the celebrated annual occasion. 

“On the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of France, shall be visiting India because the Chief Visitor for the seventy fifth Republic Day celebrations,” the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned in an announcement.

“As strategic companions, India and France share a excessive diploma of convergence on a variety of regional and international points. This yr, we’re celebrating the twenty fifth anniversary of the India-France strategic partnership. The Prime Minister was the visitor of honour on the Bastille Day Parade held on 14 July 2023 in Paris. President Macron visited India for the G-20 Summit on 9-10 September 2023,” the ministry added. 

Notably, the principle goal of inviting a international chief to the Republic Day parade is to spice up bilateral relations between the 2 international locations and present the variety and prosperity of the Indian tradition. 

Here is an inventory of Republic Day chief friends over time:

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2023

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2021, 2022

No chief visitor on account of Covid pandemic

No chief visitor on account of Covid pandemic

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2019

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2018

Ten friends – heads of the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) states

Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia

Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos

Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia

Aung San Suu Kyi, State counsellor of Myanmar

Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines

Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand

Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2017

Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2016

Francois Hollande, President of France

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2015

Barack Obama, President of america

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2014

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2013

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan

Chief visitor at Republic Day Parade 2012

Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand 

Republic Day 2024: How is the Chief Visitor Chosen?

The Indian Authorities sends the invitation to both the top of state or the federal government six months earlier than the Republic Day celebrations. The approval of the Prime Minister is sought together with clearance from the President of India earlier than sending the invitation. Earlier than extending an invite, the MEA additionally takes into consideration the character of the connection between India and the nation involved.

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