"The ties between India and the US are time tested and connected by shared values. We are both vibrant democracies and remain very proud of our democratic framework," he tweeted.
    
"I am extremely excited and confident about the renewed energy in India-USA ties. Our economic ties are very strong and our cultural ties are vibrant. Last year I visited USA and in January this year, President Barack Obama came to India and became the first ever President of USA to join our Republic Day celebrations as chief guest," Modi said.
    
The Prime Minister noted that substantial ground was covered during both these visits as far as strengthening of US-India ties are concerned.
    
"Strong India US ties will benefit people of our nations and the world at large. I am optimistic that our relations are going to get even better in times to come," he said.
    
The US observes July 4 as its Independence Day, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, declaring that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation and no longer part of the British Empire.

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