Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

ISRAELI prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena are among the first few leaders to congratulate India’s Narendra Modi for scripting an “impressive victory” in the general elections.

Taking to Twitter, Netanyahu vowed to strengthen their “great friendship” as well as bilateral ties.

“Sincerely greetings to you, my friend @Narendramodi, for your impressive victory in the elections!,” Netanyahu tweeted in Hebrew and Hindi. “The election results are another confirmation of your leadership and the way you lead the world’s greatest democracy. Together we will continue to strengthen the great friendship between us and India and Israel and lead it to new heights,” he tweeted.

Sri Lankan president Sirisena, too, took to the microblogging platform to say he hoped to continue the “warm and constructive relationship”.

“Congratulations on your victory and the peoples re-endorsement of your leadership. Sri Lanka looks forward to continuing the warm and constructive relationship with India in the future,” wrote Sirisena.

Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe wrote: “Congratulations to @narendramodi on a magnificent victory! We look forward to working closely with you.”