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India Inches Closer to the U.S.

Sep 6, 2018 | 19:22 GMT
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, shakes hands with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj before the 2+2 meeting in New Delhi on Sept. 6.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, shakes hands with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj before the 2+2 meeting in New Delhi on Sept. 6. India is trying to balance its relations with a number of countries, including the United States.

(PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

As China assumes the mantle of most powerful nation in the Eastern Hemisphere, its neighboring rival, India, is turning to the United States for help. New Delhi and Washington are strengthening their defense partnership as part of a broader effort to maintain the balance of power against China, both on...

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