India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledges applause after addressing a joint meeting of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on June 8, 2016. / AFP / MOLLY RILEY
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a closer security relationship between his country and the United States on Wednesday, in an address to the U.S. Congress stressing the importance of warming ties between the two countries.He dedicated much of the speech to the importance of fighting terrorism, thanking Congress for U.S. support after a Pakistan-based military group's rampage in Mumbai killed 166 people in 2008 . Modi is on the U.S. leg of an international tour.In a speech interrupted by cheers and at least eight standing ovations, Modi said deeper U.S.-Indian security cooperation should isolate anyone who harbors, supports or sponsors terrorists. House Speaker Paul Ryan greeted Modi at his office before his speech.
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