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India Celebrates its 58th Republic Day

Today, Jan 26th 2006, India celebrated its 58th Republic Day .

The chief guest of honor was Mr. Vladimir Putin, president of Russia. The two countries signed various landmark agreements including a nuclear agreement where Russia would help India build 4 new nuclear reactors.

Interestingly, just last month, the US Congress passed, an historic agreement that Bush signed during his visit to India last year, reversing decades  of US policy, that would allow seperation of Indian civil & military facilities Indian civilian nuclear facilities to can now receive nuclear fuel from US companies.

It is interesting, how India is, to say the least, still trying to maintain its Non-Aligned position.

Indeed, India is Special, as Putin also mentioned in his address during the parade.

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