Four of the 10 leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries posing for a casual photo at the President’s Palace in New Delhi on Thursday. It is the first that the leaders of the 10 Asean countries are present for India’s Republic Day celebration on Friday (26 January 2018). Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to jawans who laid down their lives for the country by laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate.
This year, Malaysian classical dancer Datuk Ramli Ibrahim was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian awards to honour his distinguished service in the arts. The 64-year old dancer is one of 16 foreigners to receive a Padma Award.
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