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VP Dhankhar to represent India at King Charles' coronation

Over 2,200 individuals, including 100 heads of state, will attend King Charles III's coronation in the UK from May 6 to 8.

VP Jadepp Dhankhar along with Sudesh Dhankhar (Image - Twitter @/VPIndia)

India’s Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will represent the Indian government during King Charles III's coronation at Westminster Abbey in London, on May 6, 2023.  A group of over 2,000 dignitaries, including leaders of states and governments, will attend the coronation ceremony with Dhankhar.

“India and UK have a historic relationship and share values of democracy, rule of law and many complementarities and convergences,” the External Affairs Ministry said while announcing Dhankhar’s visit.

With the adoption of Roadmap 2030 for steering ties over the next decade, the bilateral relationship was promoted to a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2021.

President Droupadi Murmu travelled to the UK in September 2022 to pay respects at Queen Elizabeth II's state burial and to convey sorrow.

King Charles III will be the first monarch to be crowned since his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in June 1953.