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US, India cementing occasionally touchy relationship

US President Joe Biden (second from left) leading a virtual meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on April 11, 2022. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI - The US-India "two plus two" ministerial level meeting in Washington on Monday turned into something far bigger - it was upgraded to a summit.

The symbolism was strong, signalling that differences over the war in Ukraine would not be allowed to derail a deepening relationship.

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