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India’s Modi meets the press at the White House — and takes rare questions

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By CHRIS MEGERIAN and KRUTIKA PATHI
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nine years since becoming India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi has never held a solo news conference and he often avoids reporters questions. But he agreed to answer a few on Thursday when visiting President Joe Biden at the White House, the result of delicate negotiations between the two countries over his trip to Washington. Modi prefers social media, a monthly radio program and grand speeches over unscripted interactions with journalists, and he’s presided over a decline in press freedom in India.

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