At 67th Republic Day Parade French President Francois Hollande to be chief guest [ Current Affairs ]
On 67th Republic Day parade of 26th January 2016, President of France Francois Hollande will be the Chief Guest. After the French President accepted the invitation to witness Republic Day celebration as chief guest Union Ministry External Affairs (MEA) has announced it.
From France Mr. Francois Hollande would be the 5th highest notable to be Chief Guest of Indian Republic Day parade.
- Earlier Prime Minister Jacques Chirac has attended Republic Day in 1976
- President Valery Giscard d’Estaing in 1980
- President Jacques Chirac in 1998
- President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008
With this invite, France has become highest guest honor on Indian Republic Day for the fifth time.
Bhutan has visited India on Republic Day for the four times, and Mauritius, Russia for three times each.
Previous Chief guests of Republic Day parades:
- Barack Obama US President in 2015
- Shinzo Abe Prime Minister of Japan in 2014
- Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck King of Bhutan in 2013
- Yingluck Shinawatra Former Prime Minister of Thailand in 2012
- Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Former President of Indonesia in 2011
- Published on: December 18, 2015