Modi, Antony Blinken meet Pacific Island leaders in Papua New Guinea


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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a summit with Pacific Island leaders in Papua New Guinea on Monday, with the U.S. Secretary of State scheduled to also meet the leaders later in the day and sign a defence agreement with Papua New Guinea. In his opening remarks to the summit, PNG Prime Minister James Marape said India was the leader of the Global South, a term used to refer to some low and middle income countries, adding “our people have been left behind”. Modi told the 14 leaders of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation that India would be a...