List of state visits to India

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This is a list of heads of state and heads of government who have visited India.

List[edit]

Flag Name Title Date Significance
 Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha Prime Minister 16-18 june State Visit[1]
 Fiji Frank Bainimarama President 19 May 2016 Private
 Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena President 13-14 May 2016 To attend religious event[2]
 Maldives Abdulla Yameen President 11-12 April 2016
 United Kingdom William and Catherine Duke and Duchess 10-13 April and 16 April 2016 First visit by the Duke and Duchess to India
   Nepal KP Oli Prime Minister 18-24 February, 2016 First foreign visit of the Nepali Prime Minister after taking office
 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince 10-12 February 2016
 France Francois Hollande President 24-27 January 2016 Chief Guest Of India Republic Day 2016
 Japan Shinzo Abe Prime Minister December 11–13, 2015 Annual Summit level meeting between the two Prime Ministers
 Germany Angela Merkel Chancellor October 4–6, 2015[3]
 Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe Prime Minister September 14-16, 2015 First foreign visit of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister after taking office[4]
 Seychelles James Alix Michel President 25-27 August 2015 Reciprocal visit within 5 months of Modi's March visit to Seychelles[5]
 Mozambique Filipe Nyusi President 4-8 August 2015 The first Asian visit of the Mozambian leader in office[6]
 Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete President 17-21 June 2015 First African head of state to visit during Modi government[7]
 Netherlands Mark Rutte Prime Minister 5-6 June 2015 First European head of government to visit during Modi government[8]
 Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani President 27 April 2015 First State-visit to India since he takes office in September 2014[9]
 Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Emir March 24-25, 2015[10]
 Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena President February 15-18, 2015 First foreign visit of the Sri Lankan President after taking office on 9 January 2015[11]
 Singapore Tony Tan President February 8-11, 2015[12]
 United States Barack Obama President January 25–27, 2015 First American President to become Chief Guest at the Republic Day[13][14]
 Bhutan Tshering Tobgay Prime Minister January 13-15, 2015 Attended Vibrant Gujarat summit in Ahmedabad
 Guyana Donald Ramotar President January 7-12, 2015 Attended Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Ahmedabad
 Bangladesh Abdul Hamid President December 18-23, 2014
 Russia Vladimir Putin President December 10–11, 2014 [15]
 Ivory Coast Daniel Kablan Duncan Prime Minister November 4, 2014
 Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung Prime Minister October 27–28, 2014[16]
 China Xi Jinping President September 17–19, 2014[17]
 Australia Tony Abbott Prime Minister September 4–5, 2014[18]
 Mauritius Navin Ramgoolam Prime Minister May 26, 2014 Attended Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi
 Afghanistan Hamid Karzai President May 26, 2014 Attended Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi
 Bhutan Tshering Tobgay Prime Minister May 26, 2014 Attended Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi
 Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom President May 26, 2014 Attended Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi
   Nepal Sushil Koirala Prime Minister May 26, 2014 Attended Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi
 Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa President May 26, 2014 Attended Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi
 Pakistan Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister May 26, 2014 Attended Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi
Dmitry Mezentsev Secretary General February 23–25, 2014[19]
 Canada David Johnston Governor General February 22-March 2, 2014[20]
 Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa King February 18–20, 2014[21]
 Germany Joachim Gauck President February 4–09,2014[22]
 Japan Shinzo Abe Prime Minister January 25–27, 2014[23]
 South Korea Park Geun-Hye President January 1–16, 2014
 Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom President January 1–04, 2014
 Japan Akihito Emperor November 30-December 7, 2013 [24]
 United Kingdom David Cameron Prime Minister February 19–21, 2013
 France Francois Hollande President February 14–15, 2013
 Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck King January 23–29, 2013
 Mauritius Kailash Purryag President January 3–9, 2013
 Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych President December 9–12, 2012
 Canada Stephen Harper Prime Minister November 4–9, 2012
 Spain Juan Carlos I King October 24–27, 2012
 Australia Julia Gillard Prime Minister October 15–17, 2012
 Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza President September 17–29, 2012
 Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Emir April 2012
 Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari President April 8, 2012 Private visit
 Russia Dmitry Medvedev President March 29, 2012 2012 BRICS summit
 South Africa Jacob Zuma President March 29, 2012 2012 BRICS summit
 Brazil Dilma Rousseff President March 29, 2012 2012 BRICS summit
 China Hu Jintao President March 29, 2012 2012 BRICS summit
 Zambia Michael Sata President March 22, 2012
 Japan Yoshihiko Noda Prime Minister December 22, 2011
 Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck King Oct 20,2011
 Germany Angela Merkel Chancellor 31 May 2011 Received the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for international understanding
 Uzbekistan Islam Karimov President 17 May 2011
 Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani Prime Minister 29 March 2011 Came to Mohali to watch the India vs. Pakistan cricket world cup 2011 semi-finals match
 Dominican Republic Leonel Fernández Reyna President 30 Jan 2011
 Russia Dmitry Medvedev President 21 Dec 2010 Supported India's bid for UNSC membership[25]
 China Wen Jiabao Premier 15 Dec 2010 Economic Issues,
 France Nicolas Sarkozy President 4 Dec 2010 Supported India's bid for UNSC membership,
Civilian Nuclear Deal [26]
 United States Barack Obama President 6 Nov 2010 Supported India's bid for UNSC membership as Permanent member [27] [28]
 United Kingdom David Cameron Prime Minister 26 Jul 2010 The business and economic relationship,
The G-20 future agenda,
Supported for UNSC seat as Permanent member,
The future of Britain's and India's role in Afghanistan[29]
 Myanmar Than Shwe Commander-in-Chief 25 Jul 2010 Economic issues[30] [31]
 Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa President 9 Jun 2010[32]
 Afghanistan Hamid Karzai President 26 Apr 2010 Cooperation between two countries,
Joint fight against terrorism [33]
 Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow President 24 May 2010 First official visit of Berdimuhamedow to India,
Development of trade and economic cooperation [34]
   Nepal Ram Baran Yadav President 15 Feb 2010[35]
 Turkey Abdullah Gül President 7 Feb 2010 Cooperation on economic and commercial relations[36]
 Maldives Mohamed Nasheed President 21 Oct 2009 India-Maldives relations,
Climate change issues [37]


 United Kingdom Gordon Brown Prime Minister 21 Jan 2008 Reform of the United Nations Security Council[38]
 Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo President 3–7 October 2007 [39]
 Brazil Luiz inacio lula da silva President 3 June 2007
 Russia Vladimir Putin President 26 Jan 2007 State guest during the Republic Day Parade
 Romania Traian Basescu President 22 Oct 2006
 United States George W Bush President 1 Mar 2006 Indo-U.S. civilian nuclear agreement [40] [41]
 France Jacques Chirac President 19 Feb 2006 Civilian nuclear cooperation and defence cooperation [42]
 United Kingdom Tony Blair Prime Minister 6 Sep 2005 [43] [44]
 Pakistan Pervez Musharraf President 16 Apr 2005[45]
 Israel Ariel Sharon Prime Minister 9 Sep 2003 First Israeli prime minister to visit India,
agreements and memorandums of understanding on defence, information technology and agriculture[46] [47]
 Singapore Sellapan Ramanathan President Jan 2003[48]


 Australia John Howard Prime Minister Jul 2000[49]
 United States Bill Clinton President Mar 2000[50]


 Indonesia Abdurrahman Wahid President 8 Feb 2000[51]


 Singapore Goh Chok Tong Prime Minister 17 Jan 2000[52]


 United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II Queen 12–18 Oct 1997
 Philippines Fidel V. Ramos President 2–5 March 1997 [53]
   Nepal Girija Prasad Koirala Prime Minister Dec 1990 New separate trade and transit treaties and other economic agreements India-Nepal relations#1990s
 United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II Queen 17–26 Nov 1983 7th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
 United States Jimmy Carter President 1 Jan 1978[54]
 United States Richard Nixon President 1 Aug 1969[55]
 United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II Queen 21 Jan–1 Feb, 16–26 Feb, 1–2 Mar 1961
 United States Dwight Eisenhower President 10 Dec 1959[56]
 Saudi Arabia King Saud King 26 Nov 1955 First visit by head of state of any of the two countries to the other [57] [58]

Republic Day Parade Guests[edit]

Since 1975

India has been hosting head of state or government of another country as the state guest of honor for Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.The following is the list of Heads of state who have been the state guest of honor for the Republic Day parade.

Countries invited as chief guests for the Republic Day parade. Erstwhile Yugoslavia (twice invited) has not been depicted in the map.
Year Guest Name Country Note
1950 President Sukarno[59]  Indonesia
1951 King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah[60]    Nepal
1952
1953
1954 King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck[61]  Bhutan
1955 Governor General Malik Ghulam Muhammad[62]  Pakistan First guest for parade at Rajpath [63]
1956
1957
1958 Marshall Ye Jianying[64]  China
1959
1960 Chairman Kliment Voroshilov[65]  Soviet Union
1961 Queen Elizabeth II[66]  United Kingdom
1962
1963 King Norodom Sihanouk[67]  Cambodia
1964
1965 Food and Agriculture Minister Rana Abdul Hamid  Pakistan 2nd invitation
1966
1967
1968 Chairman Alexei Kosygin  Soviet Union 2nd invitation
President Josip Broz Tito[68]  Yugoslavia
1969 Prime Minister Todor Zhivkov[69]  Bulgaria
1970
1971 President Julius Nyerere[70]  Tanzania
1972 Prime Minister Seewoosagur Ramgoolam [71]  Mauritius
1973 President Mobutu Sese Seko[72]  Zaire
1974 President Josip Broz Tito  Yugoslavia 2nd invitation
Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike[73]  Sri Lanka
1975 President Kenneth Kaunda[74]  Zambia
1976 Prime Minister Jacques Chirac[75]  France
1977 First Secretary Edward Gierek[76]  Poland
1978 President Patrick Hillery[77]  Ireland
1979 Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser[78]  Australia
1980 President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing  France 2nd invitation
1981 President Jose Lopez Portillo[79]  Mexico
1982 King Juan Carlos I[80]  Spain
1983 President Shehu Shagari[81]  Nigeria
1984 King Jigme Singye Wangchuck[82]  Bhutan 2nd invitation
1985 President Raúl Alfonsín[83]  Argentina
1986 Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou[84]  Greece
1987 President Alan Garcia[85]  Peru
1988 President Junius Jayewardene[86]  Sri Lanka 2nd invitation
1989 General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh[87]  Vietnam
1990 Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth[88]  Mauritius 2nd invitation
1991 President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom[89]  Maldives
1992 President Mário Soares[89]  Portugal
1993 Prime Minister John Major[89]  United Kingdom 2nd invitation
1994 Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong[89]  Singapore
1995 President Nelson Mandela[90]  South Africa
1996 President Fernando Henrique Cardoso[91]  Brazil
1997 Prime Minister Basdeo Panday[91]  Trinidad and Tobago
1998 President Jacques Chirac[91]  France 3rd invitation
1999 King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev[91]    Nepal 2nd invitation
2000 President Olusegun Obasanjo[92]  Nigeria 2nd invitation
2001 President Abdelaziz Bouteflika[92]  Algeria
2002 President Cassam Uteem[92]  Mauritius 3rd invitation
2003 President Mohammed Khatami[92]  Iran
2004 President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva [93]  Brazil 2nd invitation
2005 King Jigme Singye Wangchuck[93]  Bhutan 3rd invitation
2006 King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud[93]  Saudi Arabia
2007 President Vladimir Putin[93]  Russia 3rd invitation
2008 President Nicolas Sarkozy[93]  France 4th invitation
2009 President Nursultan Nazarbayev[93]  Kazakhstan
2010 President Lee Myung Bak[94]  South Korea
2011 President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono[95][96]  Indonesia 2nd invitation
2012 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra[97]  Thailand
2013 King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck[98]  Bhutan 4th invitation
2014 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe[99]  Japan
2015 President Barack Obama  United States First U.S. President to be invited.[100]
2016 President François Hollande  France 5th invitation[101][102][103]


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