India invites Donald Trump to be chief guest at Republic Day in 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly invited US President Donald Trump to be chief guest at the 2019 Republic Day parade.
According to news agency PTI, the invite, learnt to have been sent a few months back, comes nearly a year after PM Modi invited President Trump during his visit to the White House last year.

“I would like to invite you to India, along with your family. And I hope that you will give me the opportunity to welcome you and host you in India,” PM Modi had said, standing alongside Mr Trump at the White House’s Rose Garden. Officials said President Trump had accepted the invite.
However, foreign ministry sources said, “we have no comments to make on this matter”.