India congratulates Obama on win, Pak expresses reservation

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New Delhi, Nov 7: The whole world is talking about Barack Obama, who has been re-elected as US President on Tuesday, Nov 6. As his supporters continue to celebrate his victory, congratulatory notes from across the world poured in for Obama.

The first among the world leaders to congratulate Obama on his historic victory was Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Manmohan congratulated US President on his re-election. Manmohan said he looked forward to continuing to work with Obama.

However, reaction from India's neighbour Pakistan was not that very welcoming towards Obama's victory. Former cricketer and Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf said Obama's first term was not good for Pakistan. However, Khan's comment was not the official reaction of Pakistan on Obama's win.

"The government and people of India have sent their congratulations to President Obama on his winning a second mandate from the people of the US who have expressed their will in the great tradition of democracy in their country," the external affairs ministry said in a statement.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had separately sent messages of congratulations to President Obama on his re-election, said the ministry.

Alluding to extensive bilateral cooperation and partnership based on shared values in democracy, the rule of law and pluralism, the ministry said, India looked "forward to continuing to deepen and widen the engagement between India and the US in the years ahead".

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