Modi says India undermined Pakistan nuclear threat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that India had called Pakistan's nuclear bluff in recent cross-border air strikes that almost triggered a new war between the nuclear-armed rivals.
The biggest election on earth: India's giant poll in numbers
India's national election is the biggest democratic undertaking on Earth, with hundreds of millions of voters from the Himalayas to the tropics casting their ballot in the world's second-most populous country. Pulling off a vote of this size is no mean feat. Here are some of the bewildering numbers behind polls of this scale from…
India to announce dates for general election
India is set to announce Sunday the dates for a national election that will see hundreds of millions of voters cast their ballots in the biggest democratic exercise on Earth. The Election Commission has called a press conference for later Sunday where the timeline for India's mammoth multi-week polls will be unveiled, a senior government…
India signs $3 bn submarine deal with Russia
India has signed a $3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years, giving Delhi a boost in the Indian Ocean against arch-rivals Pakistan and China, media reports said.
Modi and Imran bask after 'good' Kashmir crisis
As tempers cool after an alarming confrontation between India and Pakistan, analysts say their leaders have emerged stronger -- with Narendra Modi burnishing his nationalist credentials and Imran Khan cast as a peacemaker.
India ends police protection for Kashmir leaders after bombing
Indian authorities withdrew police protection for five separatist leaders in Kashmir on Sunday amid mounting fallout from a suicide bombing that killed 41 soldiers in the disputed region. New Delhi has vowed to retaliate after a van packed with explosives ripped through a convoy transporting 2,500 soldiers across the Indian-administered territory on Thursday, the deadliest-ever…
India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge
Thousands of mourners across India attended funerals on Saturday for some of the 41 soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir as a round-the-clock curfew remained in force in part of the restive region.
Troops called to India's Kerala as flood toll rises
Helicopters airlifted stranded families from rooftops and dam gates were thrown open as incessant torrential rain brought fresh havoc Thursday to the Indian state of Kerala where about 100 people are feared dead.
India's Modi calls for easing of political crackdown in Maldives
Indian leader Narendra Modi on Sunday called for greater democracy and the restoration of an independent judiciary in the Maldives ahead of a presidential election in September.
Voter bribes claimed as key Indian state holds election
The opposition Congress party, which has dominated Indian politics in the seven decades since independence, is fighting to retain its last major state, Karnataka, amid a fierce battle with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu nationalist party.