26 Jan 2020
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to convey his congratulations on the occasion of India’s 71st Republic Day on 26 January 2020. The text of the letter is appended.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
26 JANUARY 2020
Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
26 January 2020
Dear Prime Minister Modi,
My warmest congratulations on the 71st Republic Day of India.
India has and continues to take great strides forward under your leadership. Your efforts to transform India, with her immense size and complexity, should fill every Indian citizen with pride and hope for the future.
I am happy to note that our bilateral relations are strong. We have kept up high-level exchanges with ministerial visits across different portfolios. On the defence front, the establishment of the trilateral Singapore-India-Thailand Maritime Exercise in the Andaman Sea reflects our shared commitment and outlook on regional security. Our people-to-people ties have also deepened with the second India-Singapore Hackathon in Chennai. Collectively, these point to a robust relationship, which we should build on.
I wish you a festive day of celebrations, and many more years of success.
LEE HSIEN LOONG
His Excellency Narendra Modi
Republic of India