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US anger at cheap drugs from India

A growing trade spat between the US and India - over cheap drugs and pirated software - is damaging the relationship between the important trading partners. The BBC's Brajesh Upadhyay reports from Washington.

Barack Obama once called the relationship between the US and India the "defining partnership of the 21st Century" - yet the relationship is going through a rough patch.

There was the recent diplomatic row over the arrest of an Indian official at the United Nations - and now there is a deepening economic spat over cheap drugs and pirated software made in India.

The Office of the US Trade Representative - the body which regulates US trade in the world - held a hearing on 24 February to consider calls to put India on a watch list of worst offenders for alleged violations of American patents.

From Washington, the BBC's Brajesh Upadhyay reports.