Tamil Diplomat

Obama in India joins Modi at R-Day parade

US President Barack Obama has attended India’s Republic Day parade in Delhi, the first US head of state to do so. Mr Obama was chief guest at the annual military parade. He arrived on Sunday for a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries.

After talks on Sunday, both sides announced a breakthrough on a pact that will allow US companies to supply India with civilian nuclear technology. Indian PM Narendra Modi said it was a “new journey” of co-operation.Mr Obama will meet the main opposition Congress party leaders later on Monday and will also speak at a business summit.