January 22, 2016
Esteemed Mr President,
Esteemed Mr Prime Minister,
Accept my cordial greetings on the occasion of the national holiday – the Republic Day.
India enjoys well-deserved authority in the world arena, plays an important role in solving pressing international and regional issues, possesses mighty economic potential and rich cultural heritage.
We highly appreciate the relations of special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India. I am sure that the further build-up of fruitful bilateral cooperation in different areas, constructive interaction in various international formats corresponds to our common interests and goes in line with ensuring stability and security in Asia and the entire world.
From the bottom of my heart I wish good health and success to you, well-being and prosperity – to the friendly 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