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Modi's U.S. visit sends a big, if quiet, signal to China

By Ellen Nakashima

21 Jun 2023 · 6 min read

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  1. The U.S. and India are increasingly converging their strategic interests amid growing tensions with China.

Joint statements issued by the United States and India over the last several years have condemned North Korea's missile tests, called for the Taliban to respect human rights and appealed for an end to the violence in Myanmar. But never has there been an outright mention of India's primary adversary: China.

Yet it is China in recent years that has supplanted Pakistan as India's main security threat. While Delhi may wish to minimize accusations that can heighten tensions with leadership in Beijing, China's clashes with India along its border have turned the world's two most populous countries into rivals again in the Indo-Pacific.

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