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Hindus to have a 'true friend' at White House if I become President: Trump

Updated: Oct 16, 2016 09:26 IST      
Hindus to have a 'true friend' at White House if I become President: Trump

New Jersey [United States], Oct. 16 (ANI): Asserting that he was a 'big fan' of India, Republican candidate Donald Trump played a major diplomatic card saying that if elected as President, the Indian and Hindu community would have a true friend at the White House.

Addressing a charity event organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition, Trump branded India as a key strategic ally and made a sweeping declaration that India and the U.S. would become 'best friends' with a phenomenal future, if he comes to power.

"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. We are going to have a phenomenal future together. I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi," Trump said, as he lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to boost the economic development in India.

Wooing the Indian community in the U.S., and sending a message out to people in India, the flamboyant businessman asserted that he has full faith in the Prime Minister Modi and that the Indian and Hindu community would have a true friend at the White House if he was elected as President.

Hailing India's fight against terrorism, Trump stated that India has been a 'great friend' to the US in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism, while he strongly condemned the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

"I love Mumbai city. The attack on India was absolutely outrageous. The U.S will share soldier to soldier together in the fight against terrorism," he said. (ANI)

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Faizabad [Afghanistan], June 29 (ANI): Two female police officers have reportedly been shot dead by Taliban militants in the northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province.

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Pak expresses concern over growing Indo-U.S. relations

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 10:15 IST     

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Israel awaits PM Modi's historic visit

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 09:31 IST     

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U.S. sets new Visa criteria for six Muslim-majority nations

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 07:52 IST     

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Al-Zawiya [Libya], June 29 (ANI): A convoy of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), including four men and two women, was released after being detained by an armed group for hours on Wednesday evening, security sources from Al-Zawiya city reported.

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Nepal's second phase polls witness 70.5% voter turnout

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 06:42 IST     

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Canberra [Australia], June 29 (ANI): The most senior member of the Catholic Church in Australia, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with multiple historical sexual assault offences, Victoria Deputy Police Commissioner Shane Patton said on Thursday.

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Iran brands Trump travel ban ruling as 'racist,' 'unfair'

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 04:45 IST     

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Trump strikes optimistic tone regarding health care reform

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 04:02 IST     

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U.S. DHS to announce new aviation security measures

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 02:53 IST     

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Six detained in EU over suspected ties with ISIS

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 01:30 IST     

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Trump accepts Macron invite to attend Bastille Day parade

Updated: Jun 28, 2017 21:48 IST     

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North Korea orders 'execution' of South Korea ex-President

Updated: Jun 28, 2017 20:55 IST     

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