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On behalf of the United States of America, we send our warmest wishes to the people of India as they commemorate 76 years of independence this August 15. On this momentous day, we reflect on the depth and breadth of our strategic partnership, and we celebrate the proud history of the Indian people, who are the key to the bright future we are building together.

This last year has shown that the U.S.-India relationship is deeper and more expansive than ever. As the world’s oldest and largest democracies, we’ve created a strong bond between our nations, a bond that grows ever closer as we work together for a world that is open, prosperous, secure, stable, and resilient.

On behalf of the American people, I extend to the people of India best wishes on this important day. We stand with you in our shared commitment to tackle the most pressing global challenges to ensure the peace and prosperity of our peoples.

U.S. Department of State

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