- The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit was held in New Delhi to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of sectoral dialogue. The leaders of ASEAN were Guests of Honour at India’s 69th Republic Day celebrations.
A joint statement titled “Delhi Declaration” was issued after the plenary session.
|COUNTRIES||HEAD OF STATE|
|1. Brunei||Sultan, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah|
|2. Indonesia||President, Joko Widodo|
|3. Philippines||President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte|
|4. Cambodia||Prime Minister, Hun Sen|
|5. Singapore||Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong|
|6. Malaysia||Prime Minister, Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak|
|7. Thailand||Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha|
|8. Myanmar||State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi|
|9. Vietnam||Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc|
|10. Lao PDR.||Prime Minister, Thongloun Sisoulith|
- Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Some of the 2018 padma awardees……….
|1.||Shri Illaiyaraja||Art-Music||Tamil Nadu|
|2.||Shri Ghulam Mustafa Khan||Art-Music||Maharashtra|
|3.||Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran||Literature and Education||Kerala|
|4.||Shri Pankaj Advani||Sports- Billiards/Snooker||Karnataka|
|5.||Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom||Others-Spiritualism||Kerala|
|6.||Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Sports-Cricket||Jharkhand|
|7.||Shri Alexander Kadakin
3. Jyoti Prakash Nirala : was awarded the Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime military honour, posthumously to Indian Air Force Garud Commando. This is the third Ashoka Chakra for the Indian Air Force and first for its ground combat.
Wartime gallantry awards
Peacetime gallantry awards
|Param Vir Chakra||Ashok Chakra Award|
|Maha Vir Chakra||Kirti Chakra|
|Vir Chakra||Shaurya Chakra|
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