THE 71ST REPUBLIC DAY
26th Jan 2020
The nation celebrated the 71st Republic Day on Sunday with a grand military parade and exhibition of its history, cultural diversity and strategic weaponry at the Rajpath.
Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the chief guest for this year’s ceremony which started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tributes to martyrs at the National War Memorial. This was the third time that a Brazilian president was the chief guest at the Republic Day.
India and Brazil on Saturday signed 15 agreements to deepen cooperation in defense and security, trade and investment, agriculture and energy, civil aviation, energy, environment and health and innovation. Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, has a population of 210 million with $1.8 trillion major Indian exports to Brazil include agro-chemicals, synthetic yarns, auto components and parts, pharmaceutical and petroleum products. Brazilian exports to India include crude oil, gold, vegetable oil, sugar and bulk mineral and ores.