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Modi, Trump to meet for the first time on June 26 in Washington

The two sides will be looking to move forward with deals such as unarmed drones that India wants

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with US President Donald Trump in Washington on June 26, the Indian foreign ministry and the White House said on Monday, the first meeting between the leaders. Ties between the two big democracies grew rapidly under the administration of former President Barack Obama which saw India as a partner to balance China's growing clout in Asia. But Trump has focused on building ties with China, seeing it as key to tackling regional problems such as North Korea's nuclear programme. The Indian ministry said Modi's ...

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 18:10 IST