Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 2
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson could be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in 2021 with the invite reportedly extended by PM Narendra Modi during a telephonic conversation with him on November 27.
Neither the MEA nor the British High Commission have confirmed the news but sources said feelers were extended when Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla held in-person consultations with UK Permanent Under Secretary Philip Barton a month back.
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is expected to visit India later this month to firm up the programme that includes India and the UK chalking out a long-term work plan.