Narendra Modi congratulates Donald Trump, says he appreciates his 'friendship towards India'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Donald Trump on being elected US President, saying he looks forward to working with him closely to take Indo-US ties to a new height.

"Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on being elected as the 45th US President," Modi said in a tweet.

Modi said the country looks forward to working closely with Trump to strengthen bilateral ties. "We look forward to working with you closely to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height," the Prime Minister said.

"We appreciate the friendship you have articulated towards India during your campaign, @realDonaldTrump," he said.

Trump beat seasoned politician Hillary Clinton in a knife-edge polls, defying the odds to become the 45th US President.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Nov 09, 2016 16:27:11 IST

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