India, US to be best friends if elected President: Donald Trump

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New Delhi : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that world's largest democracy India and US will be best friends if he gets a chance to become President.

"India's is the world's largest democracy and is a natural ally of the US. 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, 70, told a cheering crowd of Indian-Americans at a charity event organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition.

"We are for free trade. We will have good trade deals with other countries. We are going to do a lot of business with India. We are going to have a phenomenal future together," he said.

Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Donald said he is amazed he has driven India to a fast track growth with a series of economic reforms and reforming bureaucracy.

"I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi who has been very energetic in reforming the economy and bureaucracy. Great man. I applaud him," Trump said.

Highlights:

# Donald Trump wishes to work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

# He says, India and US will be best friends if he becomes President of the United States

# Incredible people, incredible country: Trump said while speaking about India

# He also appreciated India's stand against terrorism

# Our economy is practically not growing at all in the US. It's about zero. We will have a great relationship with India," Trump said.