This time, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will remain seated while the national anthems of both countries will be playing during her visit from October 31 to November 2.
This is due to the German Chancellor having some difficulties while standing at ceremonies. Earlier, Germany had informed India about the Chancellor’s health condition. India has accepted the request by the German government to allow Chancellor Angela Merkel to remain seated while the national anthems of both countries are played during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Most recently, Ms. Merkel attended a guard of honour with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen at home, but was seated when the national anthems were played.