Eventually, US President Donald Trump has rejected India’s invitation on Republic Day. Trump has told the reason for his busyness around January 26 to avoid coming to India. It is believed that Trump is the main reason for addressing the State of Union, which can happen between January 22 and the first week of February.
The decision of Trump has come at a time when there is some tension due to the purchase of weapons from Russia in the relations of America and India. Until the deal before Russia, speculations were being made that the trump could come to India on 26th January, but after the manner in which America was striving, it was feared that the tour could be canceled.
It was a while ago that the White House had come to the conclusion that the decision has not been taken so far on whether the trip will go to India on the occasion of Republic Day. However, the White House had earlier said that the invitation to Trump was given only for Republic Day. Trump was given this invitation on PM Modi’s 2017 US tour.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the invitation has been received from India, but I do not believe that the final decision has been taken on this. It is noteworthy that in 2015, the then US President Barack Obama took time out from all his busy schedules and joined the Republic Day Parade as Chief Guest.
Every year in India, there is a tradition of calling special guests on the occasion of Republic Day. In 2015, President Barack Obama, France’s President Francois Holland in 2016, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi in 2017, and in 2018 all 10 leaders of ASEAN were the chief guests of Republic Day.