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India PM tones down hopes for Pakistani talks

AFP, WASHINGTON

Obama hosted Singh for the first state dinner of his presidency in 2009 and paid his own state visit to India a year later. US Vice President Joe Biden was in India in June and a long string of US cabinet-level officials have trekked to the country.

Obama and Singh met at a high point of US-India defense cooperation. New Delhi has bought nearly US$9 billion in US defense articles since 2008, officials say, and both sides want to do more business.

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