China Weighs Heavy: Blinken Sets Humble Tone in Delhi


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New Delhi: On his first official visit to India, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken sought common ground with New Delhi in their disputes with China and warned of “rising global threats to democracy,” but told reporters “when we discuss these issues, I certainly do it from a starting point of humility.” Blinken earlier had issued a veiled warning about Indian democracy backsliding in his first official visit to New Delhi. Blinken told civil society groups — his first appointment before meeting Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi — that the United States and India are “connected...