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Saturday, March 17, 2018

India’s New Leader Accuses Pakistan Of Terrorism

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MUMBAI — India’s new leader slammed Pakistan on Tuesday, accusing it of terrorism and saying its U.S.-backed military is too weak to fight a conventional war. The comments by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first visit to the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir were his harshest yet […]

August 12, 2014

Hagel In India To Boost Defense Ties, Trade

By Abhaya Srivastava New Delhi (AFP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met India’s prime minister in Delhi on Friday, seeking to boost weapons sales to a new government eager to modernize its military. India is the world’s biggest arms importer and military trade is high on the agenda for the three-day trip, which comes […]

August 8, 2014

Emotional Modi Pledges To Serve India Ahead Of Swearing-In

New Delhi (AFP) – India’s prime minister-elect Narendra Modi choked back tears Tuesday and promised to try to live up to expectations as he made his first visit to parliament since his sweeping election victory. The 63-year-old leader bowed and kissed the steps of the building as he entered for a meeting of his Hindu […]

May 20, 2014

Modi Eyes Decisive Majority After Indian Exit Polls

New Delhi (AFP) – India’s triumphant right-wing opposition said Tuesday it was headed for a decisive majority in the world’s biggest election after exit polls showed its hard line leader Narendra Modi closing in on victory. Stock markets surged to record highs on hopes of a business-friendly government under Modi after a decade of rule […]

May 13, 2014