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Indian PM Modi Arrives in the U.S., China Expected to be High on the Agenda in Talks With Biden

Flags of India and US adorn the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House in Washington, D.C. on June 20, 2023 ahead of a state visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Daniel SLIM / AFP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York on Tuesday for a quick stopover before heading to Washington for a high-profile state visit that will include talks with U.S. President Joe Biden.

Modi signaled just before he left that China will figure prominently in his discussions with U.S. leaders. He said his government will “fully protect its sovereignty and dignity” from Chinese incursions along their disputed border in the Himalayas.

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