US officials Pompeo, Esper to visit India for annual talks

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government said Thursday that talks next week with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in New Delhi will cover “all bilateral, regional and...

India rejects China criticism of development of border area

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday rejected criticism from China of its infrastructure building in border areas which Beijing has described as a root cause of surging tensions between the two countrie...

India's contracting economy rebooting from coronavirus blow

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of distressed Indian manufacturers and traders are counting on the eagerly-awaited October-December festive season to rescue them from their coronavirus catastrophe. ...

Top Bollywood star Deepika Padukone questioned in drug probe

NEW DELHI (AP) — A top Bollywood star, Deepika Padukone, was questioned Saturday by India’s narcotics agency that is probing the movie industry’s links with drug peddlers and cartels, officials said. ...

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones dies in India aged 59

NEW DELHI (AP) — Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones died of an apparent heart attack while in India to commentate on the Indian Premier League. He was 59. Cricket Australia and In...

India asks China to pull back troops, arms in Ladakh region

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s defense minister said Thursday the country faces challenges in its border dispute with China and urged Beijing to sincerely implement an understanding they reached previously ...

India, China agree to disengage thousands of border troops

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian and Chinese foreign ministers agreed their troops should disengage from a tense border standoff, maintain proper distance and ease tensions in the cold-desert Ladakh ...

India adds 5 French-made fighter jets in military upgrade

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian air force inducted into service five French-made Rafale fighter jets Thursday amid heightened tensions with China along their disputed frontier. New Delhi...

Indian, Chinese defense ministers meet amid border tensions

NEW DELHI (AP) — Defense ministers of India and China have met in the Russian capital to try to solve rising tensions along their disputed border in the eastern Ladakh region, where a June clash kille...

U.N. chief urges India to quickly move to clean solar power

NEW DELHI (AP) — India should commit to carbon neutrality by ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in clean solar power as it mobilizes trillion of dollars to recover from the coronavirus pandemi...

Indian, Nepalese prime ministers talk amid border dispute

NEW DELHI (AP) — The prime ministers of India and Nepal spoke over the phone on Saturday to try to ease bilateral tensions that have existed since a border dispute erupted between the two countries in...

India urges China to hurry disengagement of troops in Ladakh

NEW DELHI (AP) — India urged China on Friday to expedite the complete disengagement of troops from border areas in eastern Ladakh, where thousands of soldiers from the two countries have remained in a...

Hindus in India set to build temple at razed mosque site

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — As Hindus prepare to celebrate the groundbreaking of a long-awaited temple at a disputed ground in northern India, Muslims say they have no firm plans yet to build a new mosque a...

Police: Tainted alcohol kills 69 people in northern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police arrested 25 people on suspicion of selling tainted alcohol that killed at least 69 people this week in northern Punjab state, a police officer said on Saturday. ...

Indian, Chinese soldiers disengaging after deadly clash

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese front-line troops are disengaging in the western sector of their disputed border, but the process is intricate and requires constant verification, an Indian army sp...