India and US more closely aligned, with Trump due to make his first visit to the country

Students painting on canvas faces of US President Donald Trump (right) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a street in Mumbai on Feb 21, 2020, ahead of the US President's visit to India. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI - US-India relations may seem somewhat dissonant these days judging by the news headlines.

The US Congress has held hearings on Kashmir, during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has come under sharp criticism. A bipartisan group of US senators last week wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing concerns with India's moves in Kashmir, and its controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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