Republic Day 2019: Here's how India chooses its chief guest for the occasion
Updated : January 30, 2019 03:31 PM IST
Each year, the Indian government invites a head of state as the chief guest for the Republic Day parade and the visit is considered similar to a state visit, the highest honour that can be accorded to the guest in protocol terms.
The chief guest is given a ceremonial guard of honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, followed by a reception in the evening hosted by the President.
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