New Delhi; Republican presidential candidate Donald trump said India and United States would be best friends if he is elected as the president. Terming India a "key strategic ally", Trump said he would take the term better out and the two nations would have a "phenomenal future" together.
"Under a Trump Administration, 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 an event.
"We will defeat radical Islamic terrorism when I’m president. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with India in sharing intelligence and keeping our people safe mutually," Trump added.
Trump was speaking at a charity event sponsored by the Republic Hindu Coalition to raise money for the victims of terrorism.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump said India is growing fast with a series of economic reforms and reforming the bureaucracy, which he said is required in the US too.
"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.
The Republican presidential nominee said he is looking forward to working with PM Modi.
"I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi. The Indian leader is very energetic,” Trump said.