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Narendra Modi to Receive 21-Gun Salute and State Dinner from Biden Administration in Show of Commitment to Strengthen Ties with India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to receive a 21-gun welcome salute and a state dinner on Thursday, the first time since becoming prime minister. This honor is typically reserved for the closest allies of the U.S., and is a reflection of the Biden administration's view that India is a vital ally for Washington's top foreign policy goal. Despite criticism from some U.S. lawmakers and advocates over human rights and India's reluctance to break with Russia, hundreds of activists are working to challenge the delicate choreography of the visit.