UK PM Boris Johnson was due to be the chief guest to mark India’s 72nd Republic Day on January 26,2021. But he had to call off the visit owing to the domestic crisis unleashed by covid-19 pandemic.
The sudden emergence of a new coronavirus strain forced UK to go for nationwide shutdowns and other measures.
Boris reiterated his plans to visit India in the coming months. “I was hugely looking forward to joining you for this important occasion at the kind invitation of my friend Prime Minister Modi, alas our common struggle against Covid has kept me in London,” said Johnson.
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Through a video message, Boris Johnson greeted India on our Republic Day. “The birth of an extraordinary Constitution that established India “as the biggest sovereign democracy in the world,” he added.