Esteemed Mr President,
Esteemed Mr Prime Minister,
Kindly accept my cordial congratulations on the occasion of the national day of India – the Republic Day.
Coming into force of the current Constitution in 1950 heralded the beginning of rise of the modern India. Since then your nation has made a great way, marked by impressive success in social, economic, scientific and technological spheres, gained high authority in the world arena.
I note with satisfaction the dynamic development of Russian-Indian relations, which stepped up to the level of special and privileged strategic partnership. I am convinced that through our joint efforts we will ensure further expansion of the whole spectrum of mutually beneficial bilateral ties and constructive cooperation in international affairs.
I wish good health, happiness and new success to you, and wellbeing and prosperity to the people of friendly India.
President of the Russian Federation
MR PRANAB MUKHERJEE,
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA
DR MANMOHAN SINGH,
PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA