President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Donald Trump on being elected as the 45th President of the United States of America.
"Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on your election as the 45th President of United States of America," Mukherjee tweeted.
In his message, PM Modi said that he looks forward to working together to enhance ties.
Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on being elected as the 45th US President.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2016
“Congratulations Donald Trump on being elected as the 45th US President. We appreciate the friendship you have articulated towards India during your campaign. We look forward to working with you closely to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height,” the Prime Minister said.
Trump, 70, was on Wednesday elected the new US President, defeating Democratic Hillary Clinton in a bitterly fought Presidential battle.
A confessed fan of India and PM Modi, Trump had recently described India as ‘a key, and key strategic ally’ and lauded economic policies of the government saying ‘he wants to work with him’.
It is most likely that under Trump’s presidency, both the sides will be looking forward to deepening their diplomatic and military cooperation.