“Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of Independence Day,” Putin stated.
“India’s achievements in the economic, social and other fields are widely acknowledged. Your country rightfully enjoys high
on the world stage, plays an important role in resolving topical issues on the international agenda,” he added.
The message from Putin was shared on Twitter by the Indian embassy in Russia.
Putin stated Russia values the ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’ between the 2 international locations.
“I am sure that further development of the entire complex of constructive Russia-India relations fully meets the interests of our peoples, goes towards strengthening stability and security at the regional and global level,” he stated.
“I wish you good health and success, and I wish all the citizens of friendly India well-being and prosperity,” he added.
Russia has been a longstanding and time-tested accomplice for India.
The improvement of India-Russia relations has been a key pillar of India’s overseas coverage. India has longstanding and wide-ranging cooperation with Russia within the area of defence.