Asia: South & Central Amid pomp on Delhi's King's Ave., signs of a changing US-India relationship

A trip to New Delhi designed to mend old differences kicks off with a nuclear deal and a big parade. China pooh-poohed the pomp and circumstance as merely symbolic.

By , Correspondent

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For the first time since India adopted its Constitution in 1950, a US president served as guest of honor for Republic Day celebrations, part of an effort to close a longstanding gap in relations in diplomacy, trade, and energy.