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White House has high hopes for U.S.-India 'bromance'

White House has high hopes for U.S.-India 'bromance'

First came a military band riding camels draped in bright pompoms and tiny mirrors. A float carried a giant, snapping crab. Then the Russian-made tanks rolled by, and Russian-manufactured helicopters flew overhead. India's Republic Day parade Monday was both an illustration of its culture and a demonstration of its standing in the world, and taking it all in was President Obama, who had accepted a personal invitation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend. After years of chilly relations between their countries, the White House is hoping that the growing warmth between the men will turn into a more cooperative relationship between their governments. The Soviet-style...