No foreign state head as Republic Day Chief Guest

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New Delhi, 14/1 (AO Bureau): In view of the outbreak of Coronavirus spread across the world, the Government of India has decided not to invite any foreign heads to the Republic Day event to be held on 26 January. The Ministry of External Affairs gave this information on Thursday. Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said in a statement that “Due to the status of Covid-19 globally, it has been decided not to invite any foreign head of state or head of government on Republic Day.” Earlier, India invited UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a Republic Day event, but in view of the new Coronavirus New Strain spreading in Britain, Johnson canceled his tour. After this, the President of the Republic of Suriname was invited to Chandrikaparasad Santokhi, which he accepted with pleasure. NSG commandos will be part of the Republic Day parade In view of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of changes have been made in the Republic Day parade this year. This year the distance of the parade has been reduced compared to always. This year, the parade will start from Vijay Chowk and end at the National Stadium instead of the Red Fort. The distance from Vijay Chowk to Lal Qila is about 8.2 kilometers but the distance from Vijay Chowk to the National Stadium is just 3.3 kilometers, that is to say, this year’s parade will end in less than half the distance.

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