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Japan, Indian PMs Present Unified Front to Challenge China’s Expanding Influence in Asia

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (R) and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi (L) during their visit at Buddha Jayanti Park in New Delhi. PIB / AFP

While most of the world’s attention was focused on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, another critically important summit between the leaders of Japan and India also took place on Monday in New Delhi.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida spent 27 hours in the Indian capital, where he devoted a lot of that time to meeting with his counterpart Narendra Modi and the two clearly seemed to get along.

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