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Shift of 50-year-old Indian war memorial stirs controversy

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Friday moved a commemorative flame that was lit 50 years ago to honor Indian soldiers killed in a 1971 war with Pakistan to a new National War Memorial that was ...

Bad weather caused crash that killed India's military chief

NEW DELHI (AP) — An air force helicopter crash that killed India's military chief and 13 other people was caused by an unexpected change in weather that disoriented the pilot, a military court said in...

Indian court acquits bishop of charge of raping nun

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday acquitted a Roman Catholic bishop of charges of raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that became a major issue amid allegations of sexual harassment in ...

India, China talks on border standoff end in stalemate

NEW DELHI (AP) — Talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders on easing a 20-month border standoff ended without a breakthrough for the second time in three months, an Indian Defense Ministry ...

India, Britain launch talks on free trade deal

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Britain on Thursday launched talks on a free trade deal that is expected to boost bilateral trade by billions of dollars in one of the most ambitious negotiations after Brex...

Indian, Chinese army commanders discuss border impasse

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese military commanders met Wednesday to discuss withdrawal of troops from a key area of their contested border to ease a 20-month standoff. The 14th ...

Top Indian court intervenes in hate speeches against Muslims

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Wednesday said it will take up a petition seeking prosecution of several saffron-robed Hindu religious leaders for allegedly making highly provocative speeches ag...

India sends medicines to Afghanistan, wheat to follow

NEW DELHI (AP) — India delivered two tons of medicines to Afghanistan on Friday, although it has not officially recognized its Taliban government. The medicine was given to Kabul’s I...

Omicron's New Year's cocktail: Sorrow, fear, hope for 2022

PARIS (AP) — Sorrow for the dead and dying, fear of more infections to come and hopes for an end to the coronavirus pandemic were — again — the bittersweet cocktail with which the world said good ridd...

Hindu religious leader held for insulting Gandhi in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Thursday arrested a Hindu religious leader for allegedly making a derogatory speech against India’s independence leader Mohandas Gandhi and praising his assassin. ...

France offering top defense technology for ties with India

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and France on Friday discussed future collaboration and co-production of defense equipment during a visit by the French defense minister, officials said. Flor...

India unveils $10.2B plan to attract semiconductor makers

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Wednesday announced a $10.2 billion plan to try to attract global chipmakers to set up shop in the country and transform it into a production hub of semiconductors. ...

Indian farmers suspend year-long protest against new laws

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indian farmers suspended a year-long protest on Thursday after the government withdrew contentious farm laws and set up a committee to consider their other demands, inclu...

No SOS before chopper crash killed Indian military chief

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian air force helicopter that crashed and killed the military chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat, and 12 others lost contact with air traffic control seven minutes before it was supposed t...

India's military chief, 12 others killed in helicopter crash

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s military chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat, and 12 others were killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash in southern Tamil Nadu state, the air force said. It said in a tw...