Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Tibetian Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama and greeted him on his birthday. Today (July 6) is Dalai Lama's 86th birthday.
"Spoke on phone to His Holiness the @DalaiLama to convey greetings on his 86th birthday. We wish him a long and healthy life," Modi said in a tweet on Twitter.
"I want to express my deep appreciation of all my friends who have really shown me love, respect and trust,'' the Dalai Lama said in a video message.
"Since I became a refugee and now settled in India, I have taken full advantage of India's freedom and religious harmony,'' he said.