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India-US ties destined to be stronger, closer, tighter — White House on 73rd Republic Day

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki extended greetings on the occasion and said the partnership between India and US is rooted in shared responsibility to uphold democratic values.

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Washington: The partnership between India and the United States is rooted in their shared responsibility to uphold democratic values, the White House said on Tuesday as it greeted the people of India on the occasion of the country’s 73rd Republic Day.

“We join India, the world’s largest democracy, in honouring Republic Day, the day that marks the adoption of India’s Constitution,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference.

“As President (Joe) Biden said when India’s Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi visited the White House last September, the relationship between India and the United States is destined to be stronger, closer and tighter, and it can benefit the whole world,” she said.

“Our partnership is rooted in our shared responsibility to uphold democratic values,” Psaki said in response to a question.

In a tweet, Congressman Eric Swalwell congratulated India and Indian Americans on the occasion of India’s 73rd Republic Day.

“India and the United States make up the world’s oldest and the world’s biggest democracies. And our shared partnership, a belief in democracy, the rule of law, humanity, charity and making sure that human rights are carried out not just in our own countries but across the globe is what makes our partnership so special,” he said.

Indian Americans across the country have made special preparations for celebrating India’s Republic Day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Indian embassy here is scheduled to celebrate the occasion virtually with Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu unfurling the national flag in the presence of a small group of people.

This report is auto-generated from PTI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.


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