Modi thanks Trump for ‘friendship’


India’s prime minister Narendra Modi was among the first leaders US president-elect Donald Trump spoke to following his surprise win over Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton last Wednesday (9). The leaders of the world’s largest democracies vowed to build on stronger bilateral ties as Modi, India’s president Pranab Muk-herjee and opposition and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, all congratulated Trump hours after he was declared the winner in the bitterly contested US presidential election. “Continuing to build on the bedrock of strong Indo-US relations. PM spoke just now to @realDonaldTrump to congratulate him on his election,” India’s external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas…

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