Congratulations on the Independence Day of India
Let me heartily congratulate you on the 72nd Independence Day of India.
Your great country has stood the acid test and secured major achievements in such areas as industry, science and technology, health and education as well as has established itself as an important player in the international arena.
Russia as the successor to the Soviet Union is proud to be a part of the Indian success story in industrialization, defence, agriculture pharmaceuticals, space exploration, IT and other spheres thus paving the way for India’s self-reliance and self-confidence. It is not a coincidence that our relations have reached the unique level of special and privileged strategic partnership.
With this in mind I wish further successes, prosperity and stability to the great and friendly country of India.
Ambassador of Russia in India