Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday received telephone calls from former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed and former Nepali Prime Minister Madhav Nepal congratulating him on his victory in the parliamentary elections.
He also stressed the importance of close cooperation to fight the forces of extremism and radicalisation in the region.
Modi thanked him for his felicitation and reiterated his commitment to continue fostering a strong, mutually beneficial and all-round partnership between the two countries for peace, security and development in the region.
The statement said that Madhav Nepal congratulated Modi for leading his party and alliance to a "grand, historic and landslide victory".
He expressed confidence that India's emergence as a front-ranking world power would qualitatively uplift the entire region.
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