Narendra Modi

U.S., India Pledge Deeper Security and Commercial Ties

By Lesley Wroughton NEW DELHI, Aug 30 – The United States and India pledged on Tuesday to deepen security and commercial ties at the start of an annual U.S.-India strategic dialogue in which tension with Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region will also be discussed. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny

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U.S., India to Discuss Business Ties, Tensions with Pakistan

By Lesley Wroughton NEW DELHI, Aug 30 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker began two days of talks on Tuesday with the Indian government to boost business ties, and to encourage dialogue with Pakistan over the disputed region of Kashmir. Kerry arrived in New Delhi on Monday night for

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India Ready to Send Top Diplomat to Pakistan for Talks on Terrorism: Sources

NEW DELHI, Aug 17 – India is willing to send its top diplomat to Pakistan for talks focused on fighting cross-border terrorism, sources at India’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after a spike in tension in the disputed northernmost region of Kashmir. Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was willing to attend talks on the invitation

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India’s Modi Lashes Out At Pakistan, Pakistan Hits Back

By Douglas Busvine and Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took aim at supporters of “terrorism” in his Independence Day speech on Monday, ratcheting up criticism of Pakistan while avoiding direct mention of month-long protests in Indian-ruled Kashmir. Modi also pitched a vision of national unity and progress

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Indian Politician Hangs Himself From Ceiling Fan

GUWAHATI, India, Aug 9 – The former chief minister of a remote Indian region disputed with China was found dead and hanging from a ceiling fan on Tuesday, police and officials said, after a court ruled last month that his appointment had been illegal. The Supreme Court ruling dealt a blow to Prime Minister Narendra

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Modi Wants Deeper U.S.-India Security Relationship

By Patricia Zengerle and Megan Cassella WASHINGTON, June 8 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a closer security relationship between his country and the United States on Wednesday, in an address to the U.S. Congress stressing the importance of warming ties between the two countries. He dedicated much of the speech to the

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India: Modi’s Report Card

Two years into his reign, the triumphalism of India’s man Friday is paying off By Jyoti Malhotra India’s Modi government is nothing if not bullish about its progress. “From the policy paralysis that we inherited when we came to power in mid-2014 to becoming the fastest growing economy in the world is no mean achievement,” India’s

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India to Boost Iran Port Project, Links to Afghanistan

BEIRUT, May 23 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pledged up to $500 million to develop the southern Iran port of Chabahar, in a move to give his country trade access to Iran, Afghanistan and central Asia. The route is currently all-but blocked by Pakistan, long at odds politically with India. The deal,

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Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

By Douglas Busvine and Fayaz Bukhari TRAL, India, May 23  – Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in disputed Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India’s federal government. Wani, a 22-year-old commander of Islamic separatist group Hizb-ul

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