Donald Trump, Republican Presidential candidate said that the relations between the U.S and India will be “the best ever” under his presidency.
Trump stated that if elected as US President, we are going to become even better friends, in fact I would take the term better out and we would be best friends,” Trump, told a cheering crowd of Indian-Americans at a charity event organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition yesterday.
“We are going to have a phenomenal future together,” Trump said as he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking India on a fast track growth with a series of economic reforms and reforming the bureaucracy, which he said is required in the US too.
Trump also added that under his presidency, there will be increased sharing of intelligence between the U.S and “great friend India in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism.“ India, he said, has experienced firsthand “brutality of terror” in the past “including the mayhem in Mumbai. “…a place that I love. It is a place that I understand.”
The terrorist attack in Mumbai and the attack on Indian Parliament were absolutely outrageous and terrible, Mr. Trump said. “We will defeat radical Islamic terrorism. We will stand soldier to soldier in this fight. This is so important in the age of ISIS,” he said.