On the occasion of the Republic Day of India Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulatory message to President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi:
Esteemed Mr President,
Esteemed Mr Prime Minister,
Please accept the warmest congratulations on the National Day – the Republic Day.
India has achieved universally acknowledged success in social, economic, scientific and technical and other areas. Your country enjoys well-deserved prestige in the global arena and actively takes part in solving topical issues of the international agenda.
Our recent negotiations have fully confirmed the high level of the Russian-Indian relations. I am convinced that through joint efforts we will bring about further strengthening of the privileged strategic partnership for the benefit of our friendly nations and in the interests of ensuring regional stability and security.
I sincerely wish you the best of health and every success, as well as well-being and prosperity to all your compatriots.
Source: Embassy of the Russian Federation, New Delhi