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India and US should not miss this chance to set a global example

They have met over a cup of tea, strolled at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and declared Indo-US ties to be stronger than ever before. But when President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on June 7, the messaging should now be more than photo-ops or that they are on first-name terms. As leaders of major democracies with global influence, they should have a serious conversation about how they can work towards protecting human rights. They have a lot to say to each other. Anxiety over stability in the Middle East and North Africa region is immediate for India because of its…

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