US President Donald Trump rejects Indian PM Modi's request

US President Donald Trump rejects Indian PM Modi's request
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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump has turned down India’s request to attend its 70th Republic Day celebrations in 2019.

The decision was communicated by US authorities in a letter to National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, as per reports.

India was confident that Trump would attend but now New Delhi will have to look elsewhere to find a chief guest for the R-day ceremony.

US in August said that it got an invitation from the Indian authorities but a decision was not taken then.

However, the decision was communicated to Indian authorities recently with only three months left the ceremony.

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