Underscoring the close ties between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Burj Khalifa in Dubai will be bathed in the colours of the Indian Tricolour to mark India’s 68th Republic Day.
The 830-meter-tall structure is the world’s tallest skyscraper and is located in Dubai. It will be lit with the Indian tricolour for two days – January 25 and 26.
While the Burj Khalifa will be illuminated, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also the deputy commander of the country’s armed forces, will be in India as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations.
Al Nahyan will also be the first Republic Day chief guest who is neither the Head of the Government nor the Head of the State.
A contingent of UAE’s armed forces will march on the Rajpath as part of the parade. It will be the seond time that a foreign country’s armed forces will participate in the Republic Day celebrations.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, new and stronger ties between India and the UAE have been forged. Not only in trade, UAE also stood with India on the subject of terrorism.