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List of dignitaries to visit India

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

List of official dignitary visits

Flag Name Title Date Significance Link
David Cameron Prime Minister February 19-21,2013
Francois Hollande President February 14-15,2013
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck King January 23-29,2013
Kailash Purryag President January 3-9,2013
Viktor Yanukovych President December 9-12,2012
Stephen Harper Prime Minister November 4-9,2012
Juan Carlos I King October 24-27, 2012
Julia Gillard Prime Minister October 15-17, 2012
Pierre Nkurunziza President September 17–29, 2012
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Emir April 2012
Asif Ali Zardari President April 8, 2012 Private visit
Dmitry Medvedev President March 29, 2012 2012 BRICS summit
Jacob Zuma President March 29, 2012 2012 BRICS summit
Dilma Rousseff President March 29, 2012 2012 BRICS summit
Hu Jintao President March 29, 2012 2012 BRICS summit
Michael Sata President March 22, 2012
Yoshihiko Noda Prime Minister December 22, 2011
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck King Oct 20,2011
Angela Merkel Chancellor 31 May 2011 Received the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for international understanding
Islam Karimov President 17 May 2011
Yousaf Raza Gillani Prime Minister 29 March 2011 Came to Mohali to watch the India vs. Pakistan cricket world cup 2011 semi-finals match
Leonel Fernández Reyna President 30 Jan 2011
Dmitry Medvedev President 21 Dec 2010 Supported India's bid for UNSC membership [2]
Wen Jiabao Premier 15 Dec 2010 Economic Issues,
Nicolas Sarkozy President 4 Dec 2010 Supported India's bid for UNSC membership,
Civilian Nuclear Deal
Barack Obama President 6 Nov 2010 Supported India's bid for UNSC membership as Permanent member [5]
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
Than Shwe Commander-in-Chief 25 Jul 2010 Economic issues [8]
Mahinda Rajapaksa President 9 Jun 2010 [9]
Hamid Karzai President 26 Apr 2010 Cooperation between two countries,
Joint fight against terrorism
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow President 24 May 2010 First official visit of Berdimuhamedow to India,
Development of trade and economic cooperation
Ram Baran Yadav President 15 Feb 2010 [12]
Abdullah Gül President 7 Feb 2010 Cooperation on economic and commercial relations [13]
Mohamed Nasheed President 21 Oct 2009 India-Maldives relations,
Climate change issues

Gordon Brown Prime Minister 21 Jan 2008 Reform of the United Nations Security Council [15]
Luiz inacio lula da silva President 3 June 2007
Vladimir Putin President 26 Jan 2007 State guest during the Republic Day Parade Republic Day (India)
Traian Basescu President 22 Oct 2006
George W Bush President 1 Mar 2006 Indo-U.S. civilian nuclear agreement [17]
Jacques Chirac President 19 Feb 2006 Civilian nuclear cooperation and defence cooperation [18]
Tony Blair Prime Minister 6 Sep 2005 [20]
Pervez Musharraf President 16 Apr 2005 [21]
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.
Sellapan Ramanathan President Jan 2003 [24]

John Howard Prime Minister Jul 2000 [25]
Bill Clinton President Mar 2000 [26]
Abdurrahman Wahid President 8 Feb 2000 [27]
Goh Chok Tong Prime Minister 17 Jan 2000 [28]
Queen Elizabeth II Queen 12–18 Oct 1997
Girija Prasad Koirala Prime Minister Dec 1990 New separate trade and transit treaties and other economic agreements India-Nepal relations#1990s
Queen Elizabeth II Queen 17–26 Nov 1983 7th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Jimmy Carter President 1 Jan 1978 [29]
Richard Nixon President 1 Aug 1969 [30]
Queen Elizabeth II Queen 21 Jan–1 Feb, 16–26 Feb, 1–2 Mar 1961
Dwight Eisenhower President 10 Dec 1959 [31]
King Saud King 26 Nov 1955 First visit by head of state of any of the two countries to the other [33]

Since 1950, 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.

Year Guest Name Country
1950 President Sukarno[1]  Indonesia
1951 -
1952 -
1953 -
1954 King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck[2]  Bhutan
1955 Governor General Malik Ghulam Muhammad[1]  Pakistan
1956 -
1957 -
1958 Marshall Ye Jianying[3]  People's Republic of China
1959 -
1960 President Kliment Voroshilov[4]  Soviet Union
1961 Queen Elizabeth II[1]  United Kingdom
1962 -
1963 King Norodom Sihanouk[5]  Cambodia
1964 -
1965 Food and Agriculture Minister Rana Abdul Hamid  Pakistan
1966 -
1967 -
1968 Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin  Soviet Union
President Josip Broz Tito[6]  Yugoslavia
1969 Prime Minister of Bulgaria Todor Zhivkov[7]  Bulgaria
1970 -
1971 President Julius Nyerere[8]  Tanzania
1972 Prime Minister Seewoosagur Ramgoolam [9]  Mauritius
1973 President Mobutu Sese Seko[10]  Zaire
1974 President Josip Broz Tito  Yugoslavia
Prime Minister Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike[11]  Sri Lanka
1975 President Kenneth Kaunda[12]  Zambia
1976 Prime Minister Jacques Chirac[1]  France
1977 First Secretary Edward Gierek[13]  Poland
1978 President Patrick Hillery[14]  Ireland
1979 Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser[15]  Australia
1980 President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing[1]  France
1981 President José López Portillo[16]  Mexico
1982 King Juan Carlos I[17]  Spain
1983 President Shehu Shagari[18]  Nigeria
1984 King Jigme Singye Wangchuck[19]  Bhutan
1985 President Raúl Alfonsín[20]  Argentina
1986 Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou[21]  Greece
1987 President Alan García[22]  Peru
1988 President Junius Jayewardene[23]  Sri Lanka
1989 General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh[24]  Vietnam
1990 Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth[25]  Mauritius
1991 President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom[25]  Maldives
1992 President Mário Soares[25]  Portugal
1993 Prime Minister John Major[1]  United Kingdom
1994 Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong[1]  Singapore
1995 President Nelson Mandela[26]  South Africa
1996 President Dr. Fernando Henrique Cardoso[25]  Brazil
1997 Prime Minister Basdeo Panday[25]  Trinidad and Tobago
1998 President Jacques Chirac[1]  France
1999 King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev[25]    Nepal
2000 President Olusegun Obasanjo[1]  Nigeria
2001 President Abdelaziz Bouteflika[25]  Algeria
2002 President Cassam Uteem[25]  Mauritius
2003 President Mohammed Khatami[1]  Iran
2004 President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva [1]  Brazil
2005 King Jigme Singye Wangchuck[25]  Bhutan
2006 King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud[25]  Saudi Arabia
2007 President Vladimir Putin[1]  Russia
2008 President Nicolas Sarkozy[1]  France
2009 President Nursultan Nazarbayev[1]  Kazakhstan
2010 President Lee Myung Bak[25]  Republic of Korea
2011 President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono[27]  Indonesia
2012 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra[28]  Thailand
2013 King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk[29]  Bhutan


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