New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Leaders of 10 ASEAN countries today attended India’s Republic Day celebrations as chief guests at the majestic Rajpath, signifying India’s growing ties with the powerful grouping. Also Read - Indonesian Woman Claims Gust of Wind Made Her Pregnant, Police Investigating Matter

The ASEAN leaders joined President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Republic Day parade, making it an unprecedented event. Also Read - Bride Asks For Husband's Permission To Hug Her Ex-Boyfriend After He Shows Up At Their Wedding | Watch

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, Singaporean Premier Lee Hsien Loong, Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah attended the event. Also Read - Fitting Punishment? Tourists Roaming Without Masks Made to Do 50 Push-ups in Bali | Watch

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith and Cambodian Premier Hun Sen also watched the grand parade.

The participation of the ASEAN leaders at the event comes amid China’s growing efforts to expand its influence in the region.

Yesterday, India and ASEAN held a commemorative summit celebrating 25 years of their ties.

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