By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in New Delhi to urge fast-growing India to curb emissions that contribute to climate change.
Kerry also is expected to discuss security issues in the region and restrictions that India has placed on American companies doing business in the world's largest democracy. India is home to more than 1 billion people.
New Delhi is the second stop on Kerry's two-week visit to seven countries in the Mideast and Asia.
Other topics on Kerry's agenda are the war in Afghanistan and hopes that India and Pakistan's new President Nawaz Sharif (nah-WAHZ' shah-REEF') will improve relations, thus reducing the chance of another conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Kerry's two-day visit that starts on Sunday is his first to India as secretary of state.
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