Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest at the 2017 Republic Day parade.
In a first, Arab soldiers will be marching in New Delhi during the parade.
It would be the second time when any foreign contingent will be participating in the parade on January 26.
Thackeray Offers Himself for Political Alliance
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray indicated that he is open to offers of political alliance for the forthcoming civic elections in the state.
As per reports, Thackeray would consider any such proposals positively.
Project to Connect Northern and Southern India
The government has put the final touches on a massive project aimed at improving the links between power grids in the northern and southern parts of the country.
The project will include a whopping 1830 km link between Chhattisgarh's Raigarh and Tamil Nadu's Pugalur.
The project will be implemented as a joint venture between the state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Swiss giant ABB Group, and has been commissioned by the Power Grid Corporation of India.
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