Third term for Modi likely to see closer defense ties with US as India’s rivalry with China grows


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NEW DELHI (AP) — Fresh from declaring victory in India's election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered few details on the agenda for his third term, but went out of his way to underline he would continue to focus on raising the country's military preparedness and clout. That should come as good news to the United States and its other allies, as they focus increasingly on keeping China’s sweeping maritime claims and growingly assertive behavior in the Indo-Pacific region in check. “The government will focus on expanding defense production and exports,” Modi told a crowd of supporters at his party's headquarters...