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India invitations UK’s Boris Johnson to be chief visitor at 2021 Republic Day: Reports – India News , Firstpost

If Johnson accepts the invite, he would turn out to be the primary British prime minister to grace the parade at Rajpath in almost three many years

File picture of Boris Johnson. AP

India has invited UK prime minister Boris Johnson to be the chief visitor for its 2021 Republic Day, in keeping with a number of media stories.

The Hindu, quoting a diplomatic supply, reported that the invite was prolonged on 27 November throughout a phone dialog between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Johnson.

However, there was no affirmation from the British High Commission on this with officers reportedly saying that Johnson was eager to go to India as quickly as attainable.

The Hindu additional quoted diplomatic sources as saying {that a} choice is awaited on this from London.

Johnson, on his half, invited Modi to the G-7 summit within the United Kingdom subsequent 12 months, individuals accustomed to the event instructed Hindustan Times.

As per a report in DNA, the telephonic talks focussed on the COVID-19 pandemic, local weather change, and different associated points.

Reports of the invite got here on the identical day the UK grew to become the primary nation on the planet to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by US drugmaker Pfizer and its German accomplice BioNTech, with the roll-out set to start early subsequent week.

If Johnson accepts the invite, he would turn out to be the primary British prime minister to grace the parade at Rajpath in almost three many years.

The final UK premier to be the chief visitor on the 26 January parade was John Major in 1993.

In 2020, India had invited Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro to be the chief visitor on the Republic Day parade.

With inputs from PTI

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