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Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely

John Kerry, US Secretary of State
US SECRETARY of State John Kerry visits India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. The visit by Kerry, and a trip by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel next month, follow the resounding election win of Prim...

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