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British PM David Cameron wishes India on Republic Day; Strengthening Indo-British ties

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London (Jan. 24, 2015): UK Prime Minister David Cameron Saturday described the Indo-British ties as "a partnership between equals" in his special message to India ahead of the country's 65th Republic Day.

"As millions of people mark this important milestone, we can reflect on the enduring and special relationship between our two nations - the world's oldest democracy and its largest," said a statement from his Downing Street office.

"This relationship has gone through great changes. Our collaboration is now stronger, deeper and more far-reaching. It is a partnership between two equals with a mutual respect for each other," the statement said.

The two countries are generating more jobs, more growth and more security for mutual benefit, the British PM said, adding that the "future will only continue to get better for us both".

Beyond the economic relationship, Cameron also hailed the "people-to-people" ties and the "enormous contribution" of the Indo-British community in the UK.

"Whether it is through enterprise, culture, public service or business, British-Indians are at the forefront of our country and make an incredibly positive impact.

"I look forward to a future where the UK-India relationship continues to thrive and we share many more milestones and experiences," Cameron said.

India will celebrate its 65th anniversary of Republic Day on January 26 where US President Barack Obama would be the chief guest.