MEA-RDAY-LD-GUEST - India will not have R-Day chief guest due to global coronavirus situation: MEA (Eds: Updating with more details)
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New Delhi, Jan 14 (PTI) The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday announced that there will be no foreign leader as the chief guest at the upcoming Republic Day celebrations due to the global situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic.
It will be for the first time in over five decades that India will not have a chief guest at the Republic Day parade.
"Due to the global COVID-19 situation, it has been decided that this year there will not be a foreign head of state or head of governmen ...