9 June 2016

Modi to Congress: India, US can anchor stability in Asia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gestures with the traditional Indian greeting as he applauded during his address to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
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.