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Narendra Modi dismisses calls for India to match China's climate goal

Narendra Modi dismisses calls for India to match China's climate goal

The United States and India sought to put a contentious history behind them Sunday by declaring a new partnership on climate change, security and economic issues, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejected calls for India to match China’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As President Obama opened a three-day visit to New Delhi aimed at underscoring the two democracies’ shared ideals, Modi’s blunt dismissal of a sweeping climate agreement reflected the limits of Washington’s assiduous courtship of the popular new prime minister. Even as Obama announced “a breakthrough understanding” that could clear the way for U.S. companies to build...

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