Congress president Sonia Gandhi congratulated Joe Biden for winning the US presidential election on Saturday, saying India looked forward to a close partnership beneficial to peace and development.
In a statement late in the night, Gandhi also extended warm greetings to vice president-elect Kamala Harris.
Under the "wise and mature" leadership of Biden and Harris, Gandhi said "India looks forward to a close partnership that will be beneficial to peace and development in our region and around the world".
Biden defeated incumbent Republican US President Donald Trump in the closely-fought presidential election, according to American media projections.
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