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Independence Day 2017: US greets India, says 'proud to stand with world's largest democracy'

Washington/New Delhi: The United States on Tuesday greeted India on its Independence Day and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious vision for India-United States ties holds great promise for advancing their shared interests in the 21st century.

In a statement released by his office, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: "On behalf of the government of the US, best wishes to the people of India as they celebrate their independence day and continue the journey we began together 70 years ago.

Representational image. IBN live

Representational image. IBN live

"The US is proud to stand with the people of India, the world's largest democracy, in the cause of freedom and prosperity around the globe.

"Prime Minister Modi's ambitious vision for the US-India relationship holds great promise for advancing our shared interests in the 21st century, and we look forward to the many years of friendship before us.".

Updated Date: Aug 15, 2017 15:36 PM

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