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2020 Republic Day parade: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro dubbed as 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality
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2020 Republic Day parade: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro dubbed as 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality

Last week, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest at the 2020 Republic Day parade.

Jair Bolsonaro’s Republic Day visit an opportunity for India and Brazil to put to rest ghost of 1961, forge path to prosperity
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Jair Bolsonaro’s Republic Day visit an opportunity for India and Brazil to put to rest ghost of 1961, forge path to prosperity

Ever since Brazil opposed India’s move in 1961 to liberate Goa from Portuguese rule, the relationship between the two nations have been lukewarm at best and frosty at worst.

Chinook, Apache helicopters to participate in Republic Day flypast for first time; IAF tableau to showcase five aircraft, missile systems
India

Chinook, Apache helicopters to participate in Republic Day flypast for first time; IAF tableau to showcase five aircraft, missile systems

Newly-inducted stealth attack helicopter Apache and transport chopper Chinook will take part in the Republic Day flypast for the first time, while a model of Rafale jet will be showcased as part of the IAF's tableau

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accepts Narendra Modi's invitation to be chief guest at Republic Day parade in 2020
India

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accepts Narendra Modi's invitation to be chief guest at Republic Day parade in 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations next year

Republic Day Parade: Tanks and artillery are passe, 26 Jan celebrations require renewed focus on power of people
India

Republic Day Parade: Tanks and artillery are passe, 26 Jan celebrations require renewed focus on power of people

Even a good thing can be dulled by repetition and need not necessarily stay in step with the times

Donald Trump gives Republic Day a miss but chief guest Cyril Ramaphosa may hold key to boost India-South Africa ties
India

Donald Trump gives Republic Day a miss but chief guest Cyril Ramaphosa may hold key to boost India-South Africa ties

Due in part to cultural, historical and economic factors, South Africa has been an important partner for India.

Donald Trump as chief guest at Republic Day parade a stroke of genius; India has nothing to lose by inviting US president
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Donald Trump as chief guest at Republic Day parade a stroke of genius; India has nothing to lose by inviting US president

It is unlikely that the invitation to Donald Trump to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade would be be made public had the White House rejected it.

India invites US president Donald Trump to be Republic Day chief guest in 2019; White House yet to respond
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India invites US president Donald Trump to be Republic Day chief guest in 2019; White House yet to respond

The Narendra Modi government hosted Trump's predecessor Barack Obama at the Republic Day celebrations in 2015. If Trump agrees to accept the invite, his visit will likely be more dramatic and closely-watched than Obama's was.

Watch: A brief history of India's Republic Day parade
India

Watch: A brief history of India's Republic Day parade

On 26 January 1950, the newly-sworn President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, rode through the streets of Delhi to reach Irwin Amphitheatre (now Dhyan Chand National Stadium). This was the venue of the first ever Republic Day parade, where 3,000 officers of the armed forces, and more than 100 aircrafts had participated.