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'Look forward to working closely': PM Modi congratulates Biden, Harris

Modi congratulated Biden for his win over Trump in a close presidential election and noted his 'critical and invaluable' contribution to strengthening the India-US relations as vice president

US Presidential elections 2020 | Narendra Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister on Saturday congratulated Democrat for his win over Republican US President Donald Trump in a close presidential election and noted his "critical and invaluable" contribution to strengthening the India-US relations as vice president.

Modi, in his tweets, also congratulated vice president elect for her win and said her success was pathbreakingand a matter of immense pride for all Indian-Americans.

Biden on Saturday defeated the incumbent US President Donald Trump in the closely-fought presidential election, according to the American media.

The 77-year-old former US vice president will become the 46th president of the United States, CNN reported, after a victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

Modi said, "Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory! As the VP, your contribution to strengthening Indo-US relations was critical and invaluable. I look forward to working closely together once again to take India-US relations to greater heights."

He added, "Congratulations@KamalaHarris! Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans. I am confident that the vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership."

Biden had served as vice president when Barack Obama was the country's president.

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First Published: Sun, November 08 2020. 00:50 IST