Chief Guests who visited India in the last 10 years on the Republic Day parade

As India prepares for the Republic Day 2017, this year the chief guest is Prince of Abu DhabiSheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This article gives glimpse about the last Republic Day Chief Guests of the last 10 years:

1.  2006: King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia 

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2. 2007: President Vladimir Putin of Russia

The President Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, the chief guest President of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir V. Putin and the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh arrive for the 58th Republic Day Parade - 2007, in New Delhi on January 26, 2007.

3. 2008:  President Nicolas Sarkozy of France

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4. 2009: President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan

The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, the Chief Guest President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari and the Speaker, Lok Sabha, Shri Somnath Chatterjee, at the 'At Home' function, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on January 26, 2009.

5. 2010: President Lee Myung Bak of South Korea

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6. 2011: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia

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7. 2012: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand

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8. 2013: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan

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9. 2014: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

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10. 2015: President Barack Obama of USA

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11. 2016: President Francois Hollande of France

French President Francois Hollande, second left, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, right front, and Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, right top, leave after watching the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Hollande was wrapping up his three-day visit to India Tuesday by watching an elaborate display of Indian military hardware and marching bands taking part in India's Republic Day celebrations. (Shahbaz Khan/Press Trust of India via AP) INDIA OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO ARCHIVE

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