August 11, 2016
Esteemed Mr President,
Esteemed Mr Prime Minister,
Accept my cordial greetings on the occasion of the national holiday –
the Independence Day.
The achievements of India in the fields of social and economic as well as scientific and technical development are universally recognized. Your country justifiably enjoys a significant authority in the world arena.
We highly appreciate traditionally friendly and constructive relations with India. I am confident that by joint efforts we will keep strengthening the special and privileged strategic partnership between our countries and promoting fruitful bilateral cooperation in resolving topical issues of the regional and global agenda. This corresponds to the fundamental interests of the Russian and Indian peoples and goes in line with providing international stability and security.
I sincerely wish you good health, success and well-being and prosperity to the people of India.
President of the Russian Federation
MR PRANAB MUKHERJEE,
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA
MR NARENDRA MODI,
PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA