Indian PM thanks world leaders for I-Day wishes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked leaders across the world who showered Indian leadership and its people with their wishes on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day on Monday which is being celebrated in the country under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated India on the occasion of its 76th Independence Day. "Dear friend @NarendraModi, dear people of India, congratulations on your Independence Day! As you proudly celebrate India's stunning achievements in the past 75 years, you can count on France to always stand by your side," he tweeted.

Thanking Macron, PM Modi wrote, "Touched by your Independence Day greetings, President @EmmanuelMacron. India truly cherishes its close relations with France. Ours is a bilateral partnership for global good."

Wishing India for completing 75 years of Independence, Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba wrote, "Hearty felicitations to PM Shri @narendramodi ji and people of India on the auspicious occasion of the Independence Day of India. My best wishes for the continued progress and prosperity of India. Spirit of cooperation and friendship will further deepen in the days to come."

Hoping that the India-Nepal friendship will continue to flourish in the years to come, PM Modi thanked the Nepali PM. "Thank you for the wishes, PM @SherBDeuba. May the India-Nepal friendship continue to flourish in the years to come," he wrote.

Wishing all those marking India's Independence Day a wonderful celebration, Australian PM Anthony Albanese said in a statement, "All Australians applaud India's successes, and the many achievements that define this great country and its people. We also give thanks for the contribution of our Indian-Australian community to our society, to our culture, to our country, and to the links between our nations."

Thanking him for his Independence Day wishes, PM Modi said, "The friendship between India and Australia has stood the test of time and has benefited both our peoples greatly."

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Indian leadership and its people on the occasion of its 76th Independence Day. "Please, accept warmest congratulations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India's independence. Over the decades of independent development, your country has achieved universally recognized success in the economic, social, scientific, technical and other fields. India rightfully enjoys considerable prestige on the world stage and plays an important constructive role in resolving pressing issues on the international agenda," he said while highlighting India's importance in the world.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also extended wishes to the people of India on the occasion and highlighted the thriving living bridge between the two countries.

"Congratulations to the people of India on 75 years of independence. During my recent visit to Gujarat and New Delhi I saw for myself the thriving Living Bridge between our countries. I look forward to seeing these bonds go from strength to strength in the next 75 years," tweeted Johnson.

US President Joe Biden also extended wishes to India on the occasion. "As people around the world, including nearly four million proud Indian-Americans, celebrate the 75th anniversary of India's independence on August 15, the United States joins the people of India to honour its democratic journey, guided by Mahatma Gandhi's enduring message of truth and non-violence," added the US President.


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