India and US 'starting new journey'

Sunday, 25 January 2015 - 19:35

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told visiting US President Barack Obama that the two nations are starting a "new journey" of co-operation.

Obama said that the nations had declared a new friendship to take ties to a higher level.

The leaders announced fresh defence and trade initiatives, and committed to more-regular bilateral meetings.

Thousands of security personnel have been deployed in Delhi, along with some 15,000 cameras.