New Delhi:US President Donald Trump has reportedly rejected India's invitation to be the highest guest at the Republic's birthday. In…
US President Donald Trump has reportedly rejected India’s invitation to be the highest guest at the Republic’s birthday. In early August, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that Trump received an invitation to visit India. “I know the invitation has been extended, but I do not think a final decision has been made,” Sanders told reporters.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs has not pronounced. The US Embassy in Delhi said that only the White House could talk about the president’s travel plans.
In recent weeks, US officials have claimed that Mr Trump would not fly to India in January when the Union’s address is
However, former US President Barack Obama came twice to India and also participated in the birthday of Republic Day 201
5 during their second visit, despite the fact that the Union address falls in January each year.
Mr Trump turns down the invitation can be seen as a low point in India-US band, despite the good PM Modi report and he seems to have publicity.
Usually, formal invitations are sent to leaders of Republic Day after the leader has already confirmed his or her presence. Earlier diplomats have criticized the government for leaking the letter of invitation to Trump before confirmation.
Mr Trump reduces India’s invitation to be the main guest of the Republic’s birthday coming weeks after India and the United States have had a hard time over a range of geopolitical issues. India’s insistence on buying oil from Iran despite US sanctions against the oil-producing nation was not well taken by the Trump administration.
India and the United States also had to navigate a complicated question of possible US sanctions after Prime Minister Narendra Modi government decided to buy the Russian S-400 long-distance missile system, which the US considers to be within the framework of Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. The S-400 missile system is probably the world’s deadliest missile missile missile and the United States believes that the weapon can give imbalance to the battlefield if it falls into hide hands. Russia’s deployment of the missile system in Syria is considered a threat to the West.