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Obama Calls Up To Congratulate Modi On 'emphatic Victory'

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May 16, 2014 AT 3:39 PM
US President Barack Obama Friday called up Indian prime minister-designate Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his "emphatic election victory", officials said. Obama said that the largest democracy in the world has given a "decisive mandate" and that he wished that under Modi's leadership, India will contribute at the global stage. Both leaders discussed the India-US Strategic Partnership and the prevailing global economic situation. This was the first high-level contact between Modi and the US leadership ever since 2005 when the Gujarat chief minister had been denied a US visa due to his alleged complicity in the 2002 riots in the state.