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India is in Two Minds on Trump Invite

Both India and the US are keen to forge closer ties with each other, but the Indians have become somewhat uneasy about the US president’s behaviour at the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s summit in Brussels

It is not surprising, to say the least, that India is now in two minds after inviting United States President Donald Trump to be the guest-of-honour for the 2019 Republic Day spectacle in Delhi. The gargantuan and colourful Republic Day celebration — Indians like to compare it with France’s Bastille Day celebration — held annually on Jan 26, is a demonstration of national pride for Indians who, traditionally, showcase the nation’s cultural and ethnic diversity, accompanied by a show of military strength, before a foreign leader invited as the guest-of-honour.

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