Trump greets India on Independence Day

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Donald Trump (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New Delhi–President Donald Trump on Monday called up Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to greet the nation on its 71st Independence Day, Modi said in a tweet.

“Appreciate the warm felicitations from @POTUS, who called this evening to convey Independence Day greetings. Thank you @realDonaldTrump,” Modi tweeted.

In June this year, Modi and Trump met in Washington and reiterated their commitment to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism even as the two sides agreed to boost economic cooperation following the first ever meeting between the two leaders.

During the June meeting, Modi also invited Trump to visit India along with his family.

On his part, Trump said that both India and the US have been struck by the evils of terrorism, “and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organisations and the radical ideology that drives them.”

“We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism,” he said. “Our militaries are working every day to enhance cooperation between our military forces. And next month, they will join together with the Japanese navy to take place in the largest maritime exercise ever conducted in the vast Indian Ocean.”

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