Narendra Modi has invited United States President Barack Obama to attend the Republic Day 2015 as the Chief Guest. And lo and behold! Obama has accepted Modi’s invite delivered to him personally when Modi met him in Washington in September. Modi tweeted thus on Friday: “This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over…invited President Obama to be the 1st US President to grace the occasion as Chief Guest.”
Obama’s acceptance was conveyed promptly by the White House Press Secretary as follows: “At the invitation of Prime Minister Modi, the President will travel to India in January 2015 to participate in the Indian Republic Day celebration in New Delhi as the Chief Guest. This visit will mark the first time a U.S. president will have the honor of attending Republic Day, which commemorates the adoption of India’s constitution. The President will meet with the Prime Minister and Indian officials to strengthen and expand the U.S.-India strategic partnership.”
(MediaSource: FIRST POST)
With growing importance of developing markets (read as India) to lead the world, this event will have prime importance! I do not think much time has been lost by Modi to gain world attention towards India growth and potential in the last 6 months. Rightly, the only catalyst is going to be the Union Budget 2015, expected to be announced at the end of February 2015.
I wish that India takes to trajectory growth, both economically and politically on the world diaspora.