New Delhi/Jerusalem, August 15: With Prime Miniter Narendra Modi hoisting the national flag in the Red Fort on the occasion of India's 73rd Independence Day on Thursday, his best friend from Israel - PM Benjamin Netanyahu - has a special message for him - 'Namaste'. In the video message, Netanyahu described the relationship between the two countries as one of 'genuine friendship'.
Taking the opportunity to congratulate Indians and PM Modi on the Independence Day, Netanyahu wished on Twitter, "To my friend Prime Minister Modi and the people of India... Namaste! Happy Independence Day! The relations between India and Israel are like never before. It's not merely cooperation in so many fields, it is genuine friendship. Happy Independence Day." Israel: Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu Spotted On Election Advertisement Banner
Here's the tweet:
יום העצמאות שמח הודו! 🇮🇱🇮🇳
Happy Independence Day India!
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) August 15, 2019
Along with wishing India on Independence Day, Netanyahu posted a clip in which clips of the two leaders greeting and embracing each other at different events over the past years could be seen. The post also carried a line in Hindi that said, "Israel wishes all Indians a Happy Independence Day".
This is not the first time Netanyahu wished PM Modi through social media. Previously this month, the Israeli PM - through the embassy in India - posted a message on Twitter on the occasion of International Friendship Day. It was accompanied by a fragment of the lyric from a popular song from the 1975 Bollywood hit movie 'Sholay', in which it was written, - Yeh dosti hum nahin todenge (We will not break this friendship).