“Your Excellency, President Barack Obama,
It is with great pleasure that I extend to you my hearty congratulation on your re-election as the President of the United States of America.
The mandate for a second term has been given to you by the people of the United States of America in the highest democratic traditions of your country.
India and United states share a bilateral partnership which has deepened and intensified in diverse and critical areas of co-operation during your first term in office. Ours is a relationship based on shared democratic values of individual liberty, pluralism and respect for the rule of law. We have built a strategic partnership in areas of shared interest, including matters relating to international peace and security, technological co-operation and in strengthening institutions of global governance. We look forward to the further progress of our co-operation in all these areas during your second term.
I take this opportunity to convey to Mrs. Michelle Obama, your daughters and to you, personally, my best wishes for your continued good health and success in the years ahead.
Please accept, Mr. President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”