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No foreign chief guest at R-Day this year: Sources

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
January 19, 2022 16:25 IST
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This year there will be no foreign head of state or government as the chief guest for the Republic Day event, sources said on Wednesday.

Photograph: Shrikant Singh/ANI Photo

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and the cases rising, this would be the second year in a row when there would be no foreign leader as the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations.

 

"This year there will not be a Foreign Head of State or Head of Government as the chief guest for our Republic Day event," a source said.

There would be no foreign leader as the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations, but a day later Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host the first India-Central Asia Summit in a virtual format on January 27.

The summit will be held with the participation of the presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

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