India: Forging New Relationships with Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 30, 2014. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 30, 2014. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

It was perhaps fitting that India’s newly elected prime minister would be asked to define his approach to global and strategic issues during his maiden...

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