April 13, 2017
Esteemed Mr President,
Esteemed Mr Prime Minister,
Kindly accept my cordial greetings on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and India.
Over the past decades, Russia and India have accumulated considerable potential of mutually beneficial cooperation. A constructive political dialogue has been established, large-scale joint projects in trade, economic, energy, scientific, technological, infrastructure and humanitarian spheres are underway.
While taking close stands on key issues of global and regional agenda, Moscow and New Delhi effectively coordinate their efforts within such multilateral structures as the UN and BRICS. By acting hand in hand, our countries make a substantial contribution to the fight against terrorism, extremism, cross-border crime and other challenges of today.
I am confident that the further strengthening of special and privileged strategic partnership meets the fundamental interests of the peoples of Russia and India and goes fully in line with cementing international stability and security.
I sincerely wish good health and every success to you, well-being and prosperity to your compatriots.
MR PRANAB MUKHERJEE,
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA
MR NARENDRA MODI,
PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA