Brazil’s President Bolsonaro arrives in India for Republic Day celebrations.
Brazilian President Bolsonaro arrives in India on Saturday for India’s 71st Republic Day celebrations. He receives a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Modi.
Brazil’s President Jair Messias Bolsonaro is on a four-day trip to India. As both the large economies are hit by the economic slowdown, he is here to strengthen trade ties with India. Primarily he is the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations.
President Kovind is hosting a banquet in Bolsonaro’s honor. Kovind, as well as Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, will hold talks with him.
Security is a priority.
Thousands of security has been deployed in the National Capital. Many CCTV cameras are also in installation on different locations to avoid any kind of problems. Sharpshooters and snipers will also be there to keep a check on the Republic Day parade.
Due to the ongoing protests against CAA in the country, the security arrangements are on top priority. The multi-layered security system is deployed in many places.
Police personnel is under instruction to stay on alert for any kind of terror attack. Patrolling at different places, especially during nights are also in the priority list.
Prime Minister Modi and Brazil’s President Bolsonaro talk about the strategic ties between India and Brazil. Their focus is mainly on boosting bilateral ties in key areas. Most of which are trade, defense, medicine, security and scientific research.
India-Brazil ties have been on an upswing lately. Brazil is the largest country of Latin America and strengthens ties with it will bring many opportunities for both countries. Modi and Bolsonaro ink on 15 agreements to boost ties in a wide range of areas.
“Your visit to India has opened a new chapter in bilateral ties between India and Brazil,” PM Modi in his media statement.