WorldViews: John McCain becomes first high-ranking U.S. official to visit India’s new prime minister

By Annie Gowen, July 4, 2014

Narendra Modi was once a persona non grata in the United States, denied a visa over religious rioting in his home state more than a decade ago.

But on Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) became the first of several high-ranking U.S. officials to visit India's new prime minister, part of an all-out charm offensive this summer that the United States hopes will smooth over any lingering resentment and pave the way for Modi's planned visit to the United States later this year.

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