Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Expressing the hope to take the relationship between India and the United States to a new height during the newly- elected US President Joe Biden’s tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him on a "spectacular victory".

President Ram Nath Kovind along with other world leaders also congratulated Biden and the Democratic Party for their win.

Joe Biden defeated incumbent Donald Trump in the US Presidential Elections to become the 46th President of the US while Kamala Harris of Indian-African descent is all set to become the first female Vice President of the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the duo. He wrote, “Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory! As the VP, your contribution to strengthening Indo-US relations was critical and invaluable. I look forward to working closely together once again to take India-US relations to greater heights.”

Calling Kamala Harris’s win in elections as a matter of immense pride for all Indian-Americans, PM Modi wrote, “Heartiest congratulations @KamalaHarris! Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans. I am confident that the vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership.”

President Ram Nath Kovind also extended his greetings to the winners of US Presidential Elections 2020.

He wrote, “My sincere felicitations to Joseph R. Biden on his election as president of the United States of America and @KamalaHarris, as Vice President. I wish @JoeBiden a successful tenure and look forward to working with him to further strengthen India-US relations.”

Joe Biden’s victory on Saturday in the elections took the world by storm.

According to projections, Joe Biden has managed to get 290 electoral votes, 20 more than needed to win the election ousting Donald Trump who could not manage to win a second term as President.

Joe Biden announced his victory to the world thanking the American people even as Donald Trump continued to question the legalities of elections.

Joe Biden, thanking the American people, tweeted, “America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.”

“Let us be the nation that we know we can be,” he said as the White House turned blue.

It was a much-anticipated victory for Biden and many world leaders welcomed the development and called it a new chapter in the global scenario.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted his congratulatory note on Twitter and wrote, “Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.”

Terming the win as the ‘historic achievement’ for Kamala Harris, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson expressed hope to closely work together on issues ranging from security to climate change.

“Let’s work together,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet. He wrote, “The Americans have chosen their President. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges.”

Congratulations also poured in from Germany, with Chancellor Angela Merkel calling their friendship indispensable.

The election win was also welcomed in the West Asian countries. Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, on his official Twitter handle wrote, “My best wishes to the people of the United States and I look forward to working together to continue strengthening the friendship between our countries.”

As the US is an important part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg wrote, “I know Joe Biden as a strong supporter of our Alliance & look forward to working closely with him. A strong #NATO is good for both North America & Europe.”