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India and US will be ‘Best Friends’ if elected as President, says Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called India a strategic ally and said that "we will be best friends" if he wins the election

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Edison (New Jersey), October 16, 2016: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged that the United States and India would be “best friends” if he is elected and that he would boost intelligence sharing with India in the battle against Islamic militants.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called India a strategic ally and said that “we will be best friends” if he wins the election, mentioned PTI.

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According to the Press agency, U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “Under a Trump Administration, we (USA and India) are going to become even better friends , in fact I would take the term better out and we would be best friends.”

The 70-year-old politician praised and appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s  economic reforms and said, “We are going to have a phenomenal future together.” He also admired  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.

“I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi,” he said, adding that the Indian leader is very energetic.

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This was the very first time a US presidential nominee addressed Indian-Americans just weeks before the election.

“I am a big fan of Hindu and I am a big fan of India. If elected, the Indian and Hindu community would have a true friend at the White House,” Trump said, adding that he has great confidence in Modi and India.

“I was there 19 months ago and look forward to going there many many times,” he said at the event organised for the Kashmiri Pundits and Bangladeshi Hindu terrorist victims.

Trump appreciated India’s role in fight against terrorism.

“We appreciate the great friend India has been to the US in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism,” he said as he slammed his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for not using this word.
Trump said India had seen brutality of terrorism, including the Mumbai attacks.

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“Mumbai, a city, I love. The attack on India was absolutely outrageous,” he said while assuring some 5,000 Indian-Americans at the event that if he becomes the president, the US would “share soldier to soldier together” in the fight against terrorism.

“India is key and a key strategic ally,” he said, adding that he looks forward to deepening and strengthening military cooperation with India.

In his welcome address, the Republican Hindu Coalition founder and chairman said that this is the first time in the history that a major presidential candidate has addressed Hindu-Americans just three weeks before the election, mentioned the PTI reports.

He urged Hindus to support and vote for Trump in the upcoming general election and help fight terrorism.

Praising hard work and enterprise of the Indian community, Trump said, “generations of Hindus and Indian-Americans have strengthened our country”.

Congratulating the Indian community for having the highest rate of entrepreneurship, he said, “that’s very impressive by the way”.

Trump said he was looking forward to doing some “serious” bureaucratic trimming in the US as he feels it is needed the most.
“We are going to have great relation with China and Mexico, but we are going to have a great relationship with India,” Trump said even as he lashed out at the business practices of China, particularly stealing intellectual property.

In his welcome address, the Republican Hindu Coalition founder and chairman said that this is the first time in the history that a major presidential candidate has addressed Hindu-Americans just three weeks before the election.
He urged Hindus to support and vote for Trump in the upcoming general election and help fight terrorism.

“We will defeat radical Islamic terrorism. We will stand soldier to soldier in this fight. This is so important in the age of ISIS,” Trump said.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)