Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday
that the world's two largest democracies can anchor stability and
prosperity from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific in an aspirational
speech that glossed over continuing divisions in the relationship.
Modi, who has ushered in closer bilateral ties since taking power two years ago, said that India and the U.S. have overcome "the hesitations of history" and called for ever-stronger economic and defense links between the two countries.