Trump has refused to visit India for Republic Day celebrations, media reported

© AP Photo / Alex BrandonПрезидент USA Donald trump. Archival photoTrump has refused to visit India for Republic Day celebrations, media reported© AP Photo / Alex Brandon

US President, Donald trump has refused to offer new Delhi visit as the chief guest in India during the next Republic Day celebrations 26 January 2019, reports channel NDTV, citing unnamed sources.

According to interlocutors of the channel, over the past week, the U.S. government has repeatedly made it clear that the long-awaited visit trump winter does not take place. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of India has not yet made any official statements on this account. In turn, the U.S. Embassy in new Delhi also declined to comment, citing the fact that only White house authorized to announce plans for foreign trips of the American leader.

The TV channel reminds, that the failure of trump to visit India in January came amid disagreements on a number of geopolitical issues, including the fate of Iranian oil, the refusal to supply which Washington is actively trying to impose new Delhi. According to NDTV, evidence that these two phenomena are directly linked, is not, however India plans to keep imports of crude oil from Iran since November 4, despite us sanctions, met a strong negative reaction in Washington.

The Republic day is celebrated in India on 26 January 1950, when entered into force the Constitution of the country. The first years of organized events in various venues in new Delhi, however, since 1955, the holiday has gained its final form parade along the main Avenue of the city Rajpath.

Traditionally on this occasion, the Indian government invites a high-ranking foreign leaders as guests of honor — they are called the «main guests». Those, in turn, bring troops taking part in the parade. So, for example, occurred last year when one hundred and fifty soldiers from different units of the UAE armed forces marched through Rajpath. The chief guest of the event in 2016 and 2017 became the crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Muhammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan.