India’s Republic Day Guests

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India’s Republic Day Guests

The Republic Day of India, 26 January, is the day when the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950. The day is celebrated with great enthusiasm with functions across the country. The Republic Day parade in Delhi is worth watching. The parade fills you with immense pride and patriotism. Let’s look at some of the important people India has invited to its Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi since 2000. Image source: assam.gov.in

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India’s Republic Day Guests
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Olusegun Obasanjo

2000: Olusegun Obasanjo – then President of Nigeria, a former Nigerian Army General. Image source: www.codewit.com

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Olusegun Obasanjo
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika

2001: Abdelaziz Bouteflika – then President of Algeria, a former President of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Image source: upload.wikimedia.org

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika
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Cassam Uteem

2002: Cassam Uteem – then President of Mauritius, was the longest serving President of Mauritius. Image source: c2.staticflickr.com

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Cassam Uteem
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Mohammed Khatami

2003: Mohammed Khatami – then President of Iran, an Iranian scholar and a reformist politician. Image source: www.aljazeera.com

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Mohammed Khatami
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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

2004: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva – then President of Brazil, one of the most popular politicians of Brazil. Image source: img.timeinc.net

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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
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Jigme Singye Wangchuck

2005: Jigme Singye Wangchuck – then King of Bhutan, well-known for his modern reforms. Image source: travelbhutanblog.com

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Jigme Singye Wangchuck
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Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

2006: Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud – King of Saudi Arabia. Image source: www.fanphobia.net

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Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
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Vladimir Putin

2007: Vladimir Putin – President of Russia. Image source: i.forbesimg.com

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Vladimir Putin
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Nicolas Sarkozy

2008: Nicolas Sarkozy – then President of France. Image source: img.timeinc.net

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Nicolas Sarkozy
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Nursultan Nazarbayev

2009: Nursultan Nazarbayev – first President of Kazakhstan, first Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR. Image source: www.bloomberg.com

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Nursultan Nazarbayev
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Lee Myung-bak

2010: Lee Myung-bak – then President of South Korea, former CEO of Hyundai Engineering and Construction. Image source: www.livemint.com

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Lee Myung-bak
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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

2011: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono – then President of Indonesia. Image source: themuslim500.com

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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
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Yingluck Shinawatra

2012: Yingluck Shinawatra – first female Prime Minister of Thailand. Image source: i.forbesimg.com

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Yingluck Shinawatra
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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

2013: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck – King of Bhutan, son of Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Image source: i.telegraph.co.uk

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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
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Shinzo Abe

2014: Shinzo Abe – youngest post-war Prime Minister of Japan. Image source: www.livemint.com

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Shinzo Abe
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Barack Obama

2015: Barack Obama – first President of the United States of America to be our Republic Day guest. Image source: www.ghananewsagency.org

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Barack Obama
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