Medvedev lauds India’s achievements on I-Day

August 16th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS  

Pratibha Patil New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday said India rightfully enjoyed high authority in the world and lauded the “impressive tempo” of the country’s all-round development.

“Keeping intact its national identity and unique, many-centuries-long traditions, your nation is demonstrating impressive tempo of social-economic growth, scientific, technical, cultural and humanitarian growth,” Medvedev said in his Independence Day greetings to President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Medvedev stressed that India was a factor for security and stability in Asia and the world as a whole. “We highly value the privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India, based on long friendship of our people, substantive political dialogue distinguished by its constructive character and mutual trust, common stands on key issues of international agenda,” he said.

The Russian president hoped that the annual summit with Manmohan Singh in Moscow later this year will become a major milestone in further development of bilateral relations, and stressed that the burgeoning partnership has significant potential in many areas including trade, military-technical cooperation, science and culture.

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