India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waits to receive Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro during a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of India's Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2020.
REUTERS/Altaf Hussain/FilesNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden by telephone to congratulate him on his election victory, which he said showed the strength of U.S. democracy, and he vowed to deepen strategic ties.
Modi followed that up with a phone call to congratulate Biden and reaffirm his commitment to a strategic partnership between the two big democracies, Modi said on Twitter late on Tuesday.
“Prime Minister Modi warmly congratulated President-elect Biden on his election, describing it as a testament to the strength and resilience of democratic traditions in the United States,” the Indian foreign ministry said.
India and the United States drew closer during Trump’s presidency as both countries aimed to counter China’s expanding military and economic influence in the region.
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