"Bonds That Span Over Decades": Boris Johnson Greets India On Republic Day

India is celebrating 73rd Republic Day today with the annual parade at Delhi's Rajpath showcasing its military prowess and cultural pageantry

'Bonds That Span Over Decades': Boris Johnson Greets India On Republic Day

Republic Day: Boris Jonhson said the bond between India and UK spanned over decades

New Delhi:

UK Prime Minister Boris Jonhson today extended greetings as India celebrated its 73rd Republic Day. He said that the bond between India and UK spanned over decades.

"The UK and India are tied by bonds that span over decades, through generations and across some of the greatest challenges we have faced," Mr Johnson said in a tweet.

"I want to send my best wishes from the UK to the people of India, and to all British Indians, on India's Republic Day," he added.

India is celebrating 73rd Republic Day today with the annual parade at Delhi's Rajpath showcasing its military prowess and cultural pageantry.

In Washington, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the partnership between India and the United States is rooted in their shared responsibility to uphold democratic values.

"We join India, the world's largest democracy, in honouring Republic Day, the day that marks the adoption of India's Constitution," she told reporters at her daily news conference on Tuesday.

In a tweet, the US State Department's South and Central Asia Bureau said: "Happy 73rd Republic Day India! As millions of Indians celebrate their vibrant Constitution today, we are reminded of our nations' shared democratic values and the strength of the US-India strategic partnership."

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a Twitter message, wished Prime Minister Modi, the government and the people of India.

"Wishing PM @narendramodi, the Government and People of #India a very happy 73rd Republic Day. May the relationship between our two nations continue to grow to mutually benefit our people so that our nations may prosper," Mr Rajapaksa wrote.

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