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India has important role in stewardship of nuke weapons: US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in the US to attend the Nuclear Security Summit being hosted by President Barack Obama.

Leaders of 53 nations and four international organisations will be attending the fourth Summit here.

Meanwhile, ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit, US Secretary of State John Kerry underlined that India has a “very important” role to play in responsible stewardship of nuclear weapons and materials. “India has a long record of being a leader, of being responsible, and it is particularly important right now at a time when we see some choices being made in the region that may accelerate possible arms construction, which we have serious questions about,” Kerry said as he met NSA Ajit Doval.

Kerry said US President Barack Obama has called the relationship with India ‘a defining relationship of this century’, and there are many reasons for that.
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