List of Chief Guests at Delhi Republic Day Parade


S.No. Year Chief Guest Country Designation
1 1950 Sukarno Indonesia President of Indonesia
2 1951 Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Nepal King of Nepal
3 1952

No Invitation

4 1953

No Invitation

5 1954 Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Bhutan King of Bhutan
6 1955 Malik Ghulam Muhammad Pakistan Governor General of Pakistan
7 1956 Rab Butler United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer
8 1956 Kōtarō Tanaka Japan Chief Justice of Japan
9 1957 Georgy Zhukov Soviet Union Minister of Defence
10 1958 Ye Jianying China Marshal of the People's Liberation Army
11 1959 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh United Kingdom Consort of Queen Elizabeth II
12 1960 Kliment Voroshilov Soviet Union Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
13 1961 Queen Elizabeth II United Kingdom Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms
14 1962 Viggo Kampmann Denmark Prime Minister of Denmark
15 1963 Norodom Sihanouk Cambodia King of Cambodia
16 1964 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma United Kingdom Chief of the Defence Staff
17 1965 Rana Abdul Hamid Pakistan Minister of Food and Agriculture
18 1966

No Invitation

19 1967 Mohammed Zahir Shah Afghanistan King of Afghanistan
20 1968 Alexei Kosygin Soviet Union Chairman of the Council of Ministers
21 1968 Josip Broz Tito Yugoslavia President of Yugoslavia
22 1969 Todor Zhivkov Bulgaria Prime Minister of Bulgaria
23 1970 Baudouin Belgium King of Belgium
24 1971 Julius Nyerere Tanzania President of Tanzania
25 1972 Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Mauritius Prime Minister of Mauritius
26 1973 Mobutu Sese Seko Zaire President of Zaire
27 1974 Josip Broz Tito Yugoslavia President of Yugoslavia
28 1974 Sirimavo Bandaranaike Sri Lanka Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
29 1975 Kenneth Kaunda Zambia President of Zambia
30 1976 Jacques Chirac France Prime Minister of France
31 1977 Edward Gierek Poland First Secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party
32 1978 Patrick Hillery Ireland President of Ireland
33 1979 Malcolm Fraser Australia Prime Minister of Australia
34 1980 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing France President of France
35 1981 Jose Lopez Portillo Mexico President of Mexico
36 1982 Juan Carlos I Spain King of Spain
37 1983 Shehu Shagari Nigeria President of Nigeria
38 1984 Jigme Singye Wangchuck Bhutan King of Bhutan
39 1985 Raúl Alfonsín Argentina President of Argentina
40 1986 Andreas Papandreou Greece Prime Minister of Greece
41 1987 Alan Garcia Peru President of Peru
42 1988 J. R. Jayewardene Sri Lanka President of Sri Lanka
43 1989 Nguyễn Văn Linh Vietnam General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam
44 1990 Anerood Jugnauth Mauritius Prime Minister of Mauritius
45 1991 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Maldives President of the Maldives
46 1992 Mário Soares Portugal President of Portugal
47 1993 John Major United Kingdom Prime Minister of United Kingdom
48 1994 Goh Chok Tong Singapore Prime Minister of Singapore
49 1995 Nelson Mandela South Africa President of South Africa
50 1996 Fernando Henrique Cardoso Brazil President of Brazil
51 1997 Basdeo Panday Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
52 1998 Jacques Chirac France President of France
53 1999 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Nepal King of Nepal
54 2000 Olusegun Obasanjo Nigeria President of Nigeria
55 2001 Abdelaziz Bouteflika Algeria President of Algeria
56 2002 Cassam Uteem Mauritius President of Mauritius
57 2003 Mohammed Khatami Iran President of Iran
58 2004 Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Brazil President of Brazil
59 2005 Jigme Singye Wangchuck Bhutan King of Bhutan
60 2006 Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Saudi Arabia King of Saudi Arabia
61 2007 Vladimir Putin Russia President of Russia
62 2008 Nicolas Sarkozy France President of France
63 2009 Nursultan Nazarbayev Kazakhstan President of Kazakhstan
64 2010 Lee Myung Bak South Korea President of South Korea
65 2011 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Indonesia President of Indonesia
66 2012 Yingluck Shinawatra Thailand Prime Minister of Thailand
67 2013 Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Bhutan King of Bhutan
68 2014 Shinzo Abe Japan Prime Minister of Japan
69 2015 Barack Obama United States President of the United States
70 2016 François Hollande France President of France
71 2017 Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan United Arab Emirates Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
72 2018 Hassanal Bolkiah Brunei Sultan of Brunei
73 2018 Hun Sen Cambodia Prime Minister of Cambodia
74 2018 Joko Widodo Indonesia President of Indonesia
75 2018 Thongloun Sisoulith Laos Prime Minister of Laos
76 2018 Najib Razak Malaysia Prime Minister of Malaysia
77 2018 Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar State Counsellor of Myanmar
78 2018 Rodrigo Duterte Philippines President of the Philippines
79 2018 Lee Hsien Loong Singapore Prime Minister of Singapore
80 2018 Prayut Chan-o-cha Thailand Prime Minister of Thailand
81 2018 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc Vietnam Prime Minister of Vietnam
82 2019 Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa President of South Africa
83 2020 Jair Bolsonaro Brazil President of Brazil
84 2021

No Chief guest due to COVID-19

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