India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity, and the rule of law, the US said today while greeting the country on its Independence Day.
In his message on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day, US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, lauded the contribution of the vibrant Indian-American diaspora in strengthening ties between America and India.
US and India have always enjoyed a strong friendship: Pompeo
"On this Indian Independence Day, we congratulate India, a unique civilization, a fellow democracy, and a friend on taking its rightful place as a leading global power and continuing our shared efforts to sustain the rules-based order," Pompeo said.
"As members of the oldest and largest democracies, the people of the US and India have always enjoyed strong bonds of friendship," he said.
Pompeo says India, America's contribution will fuel jobs and prosperity
Pompeo said that the values shared by the people of India and America contribute to inspiring collaboration in health, energy, environment, science, and high technology that will fuel the jobs and prosperity of the future.