The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Barack Obama on his re-election as the President of United States of America.
The President said, ``India and the 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.``