India has a trend of inviting a special guest from other nations to be present on the Republic day, that is, the 26th of January. A parade in the Raj Path during the Republic Day showcases the military power and cultural diversity of the nation. India has invited US President Donald Trump as a chief guest for the Republic day 2019. However, the Donald Trump is yet to declare about his presence at the 70th Republic day of India.
US Press secretary Sarah Sanders said no decision has been taken on the matter yet. Sanders also confirmed the presence of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense James N Mattis in India the next month. US Secretary of State and US Secretary of Defense will visit India to start a dialogue, process and a potential discussion for a presidential visit later in the year.
Who were present on 2018 Republic Day?
In 2018 Republic Day, leaders from 10 ASEAN countries were present as chief guests. The countries include Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.