India's Narendra Modi Celebrates Election Triumph
India's incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been greeted by thousands of jubilant supporters as he arrived in Delhi to take part in a victory parade after his historic win.
Mr Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was swept to power by the most resounding election result in three decades.
Some 551 million people took part in the national ballot - more than the population of the US, the UK, Germany and Canada combined.
Mr Modi, a Hindu Nationalist has pledged to take India forward after ousting the ruling Congress party from power.
Barack Obama has already invited the new Indian PM elect to visit Washington.
Arriving at the airport in Dehli, Mr Modi smiled and gave victory signs. He also received an enthusiastic welcome at his party's headquarters.
He is due to meet senior members of his party to discuss forming a new government.
After securing enough seats to become the first majority government India has elected in 30 years, Mr Modi tweeted on Friday: "India has won. Good days are coming."
He later told crowds: "The heat of the election is over and the people have given their verdict which says that we need to take India forward to fulfil the dreams of India's 1.2 billion people.
"There are no enemies in democracy, there is only opposition. I will take your love and convert it into progress before I return."
The election result is the worst ever for the Gandhi dynasty and follows what the BJP describe as a "people's revolution".
Mr Modi oversaw a modern campaign which utilised everything from holograms to WhatsApp.
The stock market responded to his win by leaping 6%, sending the rupee to an 11-month high.
Mr Modi has been the top official in Gujarat state for a decade.
The 63-year-old is the son of a tea seller and has played on his humble roots during the election campaign, with references to his mother riding a rickshaw to cast her ballot.
His victory comes despite controversy over links to the paramilitary Hindu nationalist group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) - which some describe as neo-fascist.
As chief minister of Gujarat, Mr Modi was criticised for failing to apologise for religious riots in 2002 in which at least 1,000 people died - mostly Muslims.
He has denied any role in the violence and the Supreme Court declared he had no case to answer.
However, suspicions prompted the US to deny him a visa in 2005, while Britain maintained a diplomatic boycott on Mr Modi until 2012.