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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have written a rare joint editorial about a "renewed partnership" between the two nations, which was published in The Washington Post on Tuesday.

Titled 'A renewed US-India partnership for the 21st century', the editorial begins with how the two nations are bound by common values and mutual interests. It invokes the likes of Swami Vivekanada, Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi - leaders who have had a tremendous influence on both Obama and Modi. 

In the editorial, both leaders talk about the strengthening relations between the two nations.

"Today our partnership is robust, reliable and enduring, and it is expanding. Our relationship involves more bilateral collaboration than ever before - not just at the federal level but also at the state and local levels, between our two militaries, private sectors and civil society," the editorial reads.

It then lists the major points of discussions which are likely to come up when Modi and Obama engage in a high-level summit talk at the Oval Office in a few hours.

"When we meet today in Washington, we will discuss ways in which we can boost manufacturing and expand affordable renewable energy, while sustainably securing the future of our common environment."

'The Clean India' camapign, Modi's pet project since coming to power, gets considerable focus from both leaders and, according to the editorial, they have agreed to "leverage private and civil society innovation, expertise and technology to improve sanitation and hygiene throughout India".

The two leaders have also addressed the raging issues of terrorsim and health problems around the world.

"As global partners, we are committed to enhancing our homeland security by sharing intelligence, through counterterrorism and law-enforcement cooperation, while we jointly work to maintain freedom of navigation and lawful commerce across the seas.

"Our health collaboration will help us tackle the toughest of challenges, whether combating the spread of Ebola, researching cancer cures or conquering diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and dengue. And we intend to expand our recent tradition of working together to empower women, build capacity and improve food security in Afghanistan and Africa."

The 800-word editorial ends with the motto 'Forward together we go - Chalein saath saath' on the lines of the vision document released earlier by the two nations.

Read the full editorial here.