India Independence Day

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 15, 2017


On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, best wishes to the people of India as they celebrate their independence day and continue the journey we began together 70 years ago.

The United States is proud to stand with the people of India, the world’s largest democracy, in the cause for freedom and prosperity around the globe.

Prime Minister Modi’s ambitious vision for the U.S.-India relationship holds great promise for advancing our shared interests in the 21st century, and we look forward to the many years of friendship before us.