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SOURCE: AFI

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to embark on a two-day visit to India, starting January 25th. This highly anticipated trip will see him immerse himself in the vibrant culture of Jaipur, engage in political discussions with Prime Minister Modi, and culminate in witnessing the grandeur of India’s Republic Day Parade as the Chief Guest.

Macron’s journey begins in the picturesque city of Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. His itinerary promises a glimpse into India’s rich cultural heritage through visits to iconic landmarks like:

  • Amber Fort: A majestic hilltop fortress showcasing Rajput architecture and offering panoramic views of the city.
  • Jantar Mantar: This astronomical observatory complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features fascinating stone instruments that were used for ancient astronomical calculations.
  • Hawa Mahal: The captivating “Palace of the Winds” with its honeycombed facade, known for its ingenious cooling ventilation system.

Later in the day, President Macron will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jaipur. These discussions are likely to focus on strengthening bilateral relations, exploring avenues for further cooperation, and addressing issues of mutual interest on the global stage. Following these talks, Macron will travel to Delhi, the national capital, to continue his official engagements.

The highlight of Macron’s visit will be his presence as the Chief Guest at India’s Republic Day Parade on January 26th. This prestigious event celebrates the adoption of India’s constitution and showcases the country’s military might, cultural diversity, and technological advancements.

Following the Republic Day Parade, President Macron will attend a formal “At Home” reception hosted by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. This event will provide an opportunity for further interaction and strengthening of ties between the two nations.