July 25, 2012
Esteemed Mrs Patil,
On completion of your tenure as President of India, may I emphasize the wisdom and strategic vision have won you high international authority.
I am deeply grateful for your extensive work to strengthen multifaceted Russian-Indian cooperation. It was during your presidential term that Russian-Indian relations have reached the level of privileged strategic partnership.
Our country will remember your su-30mki fighter flight, as well as your participation in a military exercise on t-90 tank. These are truly brave and admirable feats.
I am convinced that mutually beneficial Russia-India ties will continue to develop consistently in the future, too.
I wish you, Mrs Patil, best of health, happiness, prosperity and success in all your endeavours.
President of the Russian Federation
Mrs Pratibha Patil,
Former President of the Republic of India,