US President Joe Biden plans to host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a state dinner this summer, people familiar with the matter said. India is hosting the Group of 20 leaders summit in New Delhi in September, where Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will be among the chief topics of discussion. Biden is also expected to see Modi in Australia in May when they convene for the Quad summit along with the leaders of Australia and Japan. The dinner with India’s leader will be Biden’s third formal state visit and dinner, following one he hosted for French President Emmanuel Macron in December and one for South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol scheduled for April 26. India has not been as outspoken against Putin’s war in Ukraine as the US and its allies would like.
Source: Hindustan Times March 18, 2023 16:50 UTC