Donald Trump congratulates Narendra Modi for UP elections win
- Author: Zachary Reyes Mar 28, 2017,
Mar 28, 2017, 8:20
US President Donald Trump today called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his recent electoral success, the White House said.
The significance of US' partnership with India was reflected in the fact that President Trump called Prime Minister Modi before he spoke with important allies like Britain, Germany and Japan or major powers like China and Russian Federation since formally taking office.
# Just hours after announcement of Donald Trump's surprise victory in the US Presidential elections against Democrat Hillay Clinton, PM Narendra Modi called him up and congratulated him. Her party the Christian Democrats won 40.7 per cent of the vote, up from 35.2 per cent in the previous election in Saarland in 2012.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among first world leaders to congratulate Donald Trump on his surprise victory in November 8 USA presidential elections. PM Modi himself addressed a number of rallies in all five states - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur and Punjab, and played a major role in the party win.
Ajit Doval, the Indian national security adviser met his then counterpart Michael Flynn in December-before the Trump's inauguration but had to make another trip last week to meet HR McMaster, his new counterpart, after Flynn was forced to resign for lying about his contacts with Russians.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the fifth foreign leader President Trump had spoken to on phone after he was sworn-in as the USA president.
Ajit Doval also met the U.S. secretary of defence James Mattis on his recent visit.
Prime Minister's Office tweeted and confirmed this information. "Overall our sense was that the administration has a very positive view of the (India-US) relationship and a very positive view of India", Jaishankar had said after his meetings.