Narendra Modi

India Tries to Hasten U.S. Defence Deals Amid Election Uncertainty

By Sanjeev Miglani and Rupam Jain NEW DELHI, Oct 5- India is trying to hasten a deal with the United States to buy Predator drone aircraft for military surveillance, one of several defence and nuclear projects the two sides are pursuing in the final months of the Obama administration. India’s request for 22 Predator Guardian

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Militant Attack on Indian Army Base in Kashmir Kills One

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Oct 3 – At least six militants attacked an Indian army camp in Kashmir on Sunday night, killing one border guard, Indian officials said, two weeks after a similar attack killed 19 soldiers and ratcheted up tension between India and Pakistan. The attack on the camp of India‘s 46 Rashtriya

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Pakistani Rebel Chief says Would Welcome Help from Arch-Rival India

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Sept 29 – The elusive leader of a major rebel group fighting for independence in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province said he would welcome cash and other help from India, words likely to alarm Islamabad which accuses New Delhi of stirring trouble there. In his first video interview in five years, Allah Nazar

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Pakistan Warns of “Water War” with India if Decades-Old Treaty Violated

By Drazen Jorgic and Tommy Wilkes ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI, Sept 27  – Pakistan would treat it as “an act of war” if India revoked the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations, Pakistan’s top foreign official said on Tuesday. Tension has been mounting between the nuclear-armed neighbours since at least 18 Indian soldiers

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India’s Modi Hits out at Pakistan after Attack in Kashmir

MUMBAI – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized Pakistan on Saturday, accusing it of being an exporter of terrorism, and vowing to mount a global campaign to isolate it. The comments follow the Sept. 18 attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan. The attack claimed the lives of

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Pakistan’s Sharif says World Ignores South Asia Tension at its Peril

By David Brunnstrom UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused nuclear-armed rival India on Wednesday of putting unacceptable conditions on dialogue and said the world would ignore rising tension in South Asia at its peril. Sharif told the annual United Nations General Assembly Pakistan could not ignore India’s “unprecedented” arms build-up

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More Than a Million Indian Workers To Go on Strike on Friday

By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI, Aug 31  – More than a million Indian workers in banking, telecoms and other sectors will go on strike on Friday, seeking higher wages and to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s labor reforms and a plan to close some loss-making firms. Trade unions including the All India Trade Unions

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