US National Security Council tweets Jai Hind on Obama’s visit to India

US President Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama

New Delhi: As Rashtrapati Bhavan was waiting for President Barack Obama to arrive for a ceremonial welcome that includes a 21-gun salute, the US National Security Council(NSC) on Sunday tweeted: “President Obama is honoured to be back in India to celebrate Republic Day and to begin a new chapter in the US-India partnership. Jai Hind!”

The NSC is the principal forum used by the US president for considering national security and foreign policy matters.

The tweet was also retweeted by the Twitter handle of the White House.

US National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who is accompanying Obama to India, also posted a tweet saying “Jai Hind”.

“Excited to be with President Obama in India to celebrate Republic Day – Jai Hind!” said her tweet.

“Jai Hind” is a slogan or battle cry dating back to India’s freedom struggle.