By Rakesh Raman
The Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited the new U.S. President Donald Trump to visit India. Last week, Trump became the 45th President of the United States.
Amid myriad controversies ranging from Russian hacking to ensure his victory to shady business ventures hidden behind his secret tax returns, Trump emerged as the winner after defeating his rival Hillary Clinton in the November 8 election.
In India, PM Modi is also facing a situation of civil unrest, as the socio-economic conditions under his rule have gone from bad to worse in the country of 1.3 billion people.
Have also invited President Trump to visit India.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 25, 2017
Modi said in his tweets that he had a warm (telephonic) conversation on Tuesday with Trump and both the leaders have agreed to work closely to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. Modi also invited Trump to visit India.
Last week, Barack Obama thanked Modi for his partnership and joint efforts of cooperation including defense, civil nuclear energy, and enhanced people-to-people ties.
Recalling his visit as Chief Guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in 2015, President Obama wished Modi warm congratulations ahead of India’s upcoming 68th Republic Day anniversary on January 26.