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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - 8:31
Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda' between US and India
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have called for a "new agenda" between their countries during Modi's US visit.

The two leaders outlined their agenda for future US-Indian relations in an article, as Modi visited the White House for a second day.

"The true potential of our relationship has yet to be fully realised," they wrote in the Washington Post.

Ties between the two countries have been strained in recent months.

Among the contentious issues are India's refusal to sign a global trade deal, a row over alleged American surveillance on the governing Bharatiya Janata Party, and a diplomatic spat involving an Indian envoy to the US.

Obama hosted a dinner for the Indian prime minister on Monday, despite Modi not eating as part of a nine-day religious fast.
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