Subtle messages sent this Republic Day

Harsha Kakar Republic Day celebrations have traditionally been occasions of displaying Indian military might, soft power and national culture. As a tradition, spanning over five decades, it has always had a foreign dignitary, generally a close ally, present on the occasion as the chief guest. This year, British PM, Boris Johnson, who was to attend, declined after having accepted the invitation, due to increased spread of COVID in his country. No one else was invited. The nation watches the national … Continue reading Subtle messages sent this Republic Day