India PM Narendra Modi (L) with US President Donald Trump
India PM Narendra Modi (L) with US President Donald Trump
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After US President Donald Trump announced that US will help India by sending ventilators, PM Narendra Modi thanked Trump for his efforts and said that amid these times it is important for us to work together and make our world free from COVID-19.

He took to Twitter and said "Thank you, Donald Trump! This pandemic is being fought collectively by all of us. In such times, it’s always important for nations to work together and do as much as possible to make our world healthier and free from COVID-19. More power to India - US friendship!"

Trump has announced that the US will donate ventilators to India, moments after he underlined the close partnership between the two countries and called Prime Minister Narendra Modi his "good friend".

India's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 85,000 on Friday, surpassing China's count of 82,933 confirmed cases.

"I am proud to announce that the United States will donate ventilators to our friends in India," Trump tweeted on Friday. However, the White House did not say how many breathing devices would be sent.

"We are sending a lot of ventilators to India. I spoke to Prime Minister Modi. We are sending quite a few ventilators to India. We have tremendous supply of ventilators," Trump said.

Trump praised India and PM Modi and said "India has been so great and as you know your prime minister has been a very good friend of mine. I just got back a short while ago from India and we are very much together," the president said, referring to his visit to New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Agra in February.

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