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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida urged India's Narendra Modi on Saturday to take a tougher line on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but a joint statement after talks in New Delhi fell short of condemning Moscow's actions.

The talks came as Japan is trying to push India, which has traditionally had close ties with Russia, to align with it, the United States, Europe and others in condemning the Russian aggression in Ukraine that began on Feb. 24.

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