India enjoys high authority in world: Russian Prez

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev lauded the `impressive tempo` of India`s development after independence.

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2011, 23:47 PM IST

Moscow: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
on Monday lauded the "impressive tempo" of India`s development
after independence, saying it rightfully enjoys high authority
in the world.

"Keeping intact its national identity and unique, many
centuries long traditions, your nation is demonstrating
impressive tempo of social-economic growth, scientific,
technical, cultural and humanitarian growth," Medvedev wrote
in his greeting message to President Pratibha Patil and Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh on the 65th Independence Day.

He noted that India "rightfully" enjoys high authority in
the world and actively contributes in maintaining security and
stability in Asia and the world as a whole.

"We highly value the privileged strategic partnership
between Russia and India, based on long friendship of our
people, substantive political dialogue distinguished by its
constructive character and mutual trust, common stands on key
issues of international agenda," Medvedev wrote to the Indian
leaders.

Medvedev expressed hope that the Moscow summit later this
year will become a major milestone in further development of
bilateral relations, which have a significant potential of
growth in many areas including trade, military-technical
cooperation, science and culture, a Kremlin release stated.

PTI