India celebrates its 70th Republic Day today
The Republic Day celebrations have begun at Red Fort in Delhi. Several dignitaries including the special guests of the nation has arrived to witness the Republic Day parade. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed the most important special guest of the year South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the second South African supremo who has been invited for the Indian Republic Day celebration –former South African President Nelson Mandela is the first South African president who has been invited for the India’s biggest celebration, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and other dignitaries.
Heavy security has been arranged in and around the venue. The eight kilometres long road that leads to the Red Fort, where the Republic Day parade takes place, has been put under tight security cover.
It is not usual that a South African President gets a chance to become the special guest of a Republic Day function. For that reason, it is assumed that the present development possesses serious political implications. An International relations expert opines that the development may be the indication of India’s growing interest in exploring the unexplored opportunities in the African continent with the help of those African countries which share close relation with Delhi.
More details are awaited.
Vignesh. S. G
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