UAE’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed to be chief guest at 2017 Republic Day celebrations

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  • In a first, Arab soldiers will be marching in New Delhi during the parade.
  • Visiting dignitary will bring a marching band from the UAE’s defence forces at the parade on Republic Day.
  • It would be the second time when any foreign contingent will be participating in the parade on January 26.
  • Last year, the French marching band had joined the parade in honour of Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest.
  • India has, however, nixed the UAE’s proposal to send a military paratrooper team for live display during Republic Day Parade, citing security concern.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who will be the chief guest at 2017 Republic Day celebrations? 
 – UAE’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed

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