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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a signing ceremony by foreign ministers during the BRICS summit in Goa, India. India and China have faced off frequently since fighting a bloody 1962 war that ended with China seizing control of some territory. India’s army chief warned in July 2017 that India’s army was capable of fighting “2 1/2 wars” if needed to secure its borders. The dispute was discussed briefly without resolution by Xi and Modi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping listen to a speech during the BRICS Leaders Meeting with the BRICS Business Council in Goa, India. India and China have faced off frequently since fighting a bloody 1962 war that ended with China seizing control of some territory. India’s army chief warned in July 2017 that India’s army was capable of fighting “2 1/2 wars” if needed to secure its borders. The dispute was discussed briefly without resolution by Xi and Modi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an exchange of agreements' ceremony in the beach resort state of Goa in western India, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Leaders of India and Russia on Saturday began their annual talks that concluded with new defense deals and the smoothing over of recent irritants in their decades-long close relationship. Modi and Putin also discussed regional security issues and the threat posed by global terrorism. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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Elected on a platform of reforming India's business sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also pursued a forceful agenda to promote Hindu values in an officially a secular democracy. Mr. Modi is now targeting popular nongovernmental organizations that have long operated legally, a shift that representatives of these groups say reflects his drive to curtail non-Hindu activity. (Associated Press)

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Members of the Indian Youth Congress burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protest against his visit to Pakistan in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. Modi arrived in Pakistan on Friday, his first visit as prime minister to the Islamic nation that has been India's long-standing arch rival in the region. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif made headlines this month by engaging in a face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of economic and security summits in the Russian city of Ufa. (Associated Press)

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a conference by The Environment Ministry in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) ** FILE **

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In this Friday, Feb.20, 2015 photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a traditional attire of the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, waves during an event marking the 28th anniversary of its statehood in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India. China summoned India's ambassador over Modi's visit to a disputed border region in the Himalayas, a long-festering irritant in relations between the Asian giants.(AP Photo/Press Trust of India)INDIA OUT

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President Barack Obama, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, smile as they talk during a reception in the Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Obama will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend to discuss terrorism and the environment. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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Critics accuse Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of favoring his own Hinduism over other religions. (Associated Press)

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President Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, D.C., to discuss bilateral trade relations and the possibility of reviving nuclear energy talks, however, India's liability laws may scuttle such plans. Mr. Modi maintained he is open to changing those laws. (Associated Press)

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making his first visit to Washington, D.C., this week. He had a private dinner with President Obama Monday night, though the White House wouldn't say whether intellectual property reform was on the agenda. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses business leaders as he launches his "Make in India" initiative, in New Delhi, prior to his scheduled departure to the United States. A human rights group has sued Modi in New York for what it says was his complicity in sectarian violence in his country in 2002. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)

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Indian men work at a newly inaugurated air-conditioning compressor plant near Ahmadabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the global business community to set up manufacturing facilities and to "come, make in India." He plans to tear down regulatory and bureaucratic barriers that have held back growth against rival China. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

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U.S. officials are optimistic that the election of new pro-business Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will enhance bilateral trade between the two countries, which have lagged far behind American business transactions with rival China. (associated press)