- 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