New Delhi, January 14:
The ministry of external affairs on Thursday confirmed that the country will not have any foreign head of state or government as the chief guest for the Republic Day event on January 26.
Addressing a press conference, MEA spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava, said that owing to the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has decided that this year there will not be any foreign head of state or government as the chief guest for India’s Republic Day event.
Earlier, Unitek Kingdom Prime Minsiter Boros Johnson had accepted India’s invitation to attend the Republic Day event as the chief guest. However, the Britan PM cancelled his visit after the spread of the new contagious mutant strain of the novel coronavirus in his country.