India Insight

Is Kasab’s death enough closure in the Mumbai attacks?

November 21, 2012

“If you hear the sound of a bullet, kneel, and if you have to move, then crawl, don’t run.”

Kasab and mercy petitions: win for now, challenge for future

November 21, 2012

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)

On the ground on the night – the Mumbai attacks

November 21, 2012

(Phil Smith is General Manager for Reuters News, South Asia and at the time of the 2008 attacks was Reuters Editor, South Asia based in Mumbai and living in the south of the city near Nariman House)

Mistrust, Afghan insecurity loom over Indo-Pak talks

By Reuters Staff
June 23, 2011

By Annie Banerji

As India and Pakistan begin diplomatic talks between the two countries’ foreign secretaries, Pew Research Centre published a survey this week that shows Pakistanis are strongly critical of India and the United States as well.

India votes for Obama as storm clouds gather at home

November 1, 2010

INDIAU.S. President Barack Obama is facing a storm of voter discontent but in India where he travels three days after this week’s huge congressional elections, he’s already a winner. More than seven out of 10 Indians endorse his leadership, saying they believe he will do the right thing in world affairs, a Pew poll released in late October showed.

from Afghan Journal:

Obama in India next month; ripples in the region

October 23, 2010

U.S. President Barack Obama takes part in a town hall meeting at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, Indiana, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jim YoungU.S. President Barack Obama's visit to India is still a couple of weeks away and there is the huge U.S. election before then, but it has already set off ripples in the region. The Chinese have especially cottoned onto Obama's Indian journey, fretting over what they see as a U.S. attempt to ring fence China by deepening ties with countries around it. And continent-size India with a population of over a billion and an economy growing at a clip just behind China's is seen as a key element of that strategy of containment.

Is it time to end the death penalty in India?

May 20, 2010

Special Prosecuter Ujjwal Nikam holds up a document, with a cover showing Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, at Arthur Road Jail where Kasab's trial was held, in Mumbai May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta

Suddenly, everyone in India is talking about executions.

Grim hangings are a topic of animated conversation at water coolers, cocktail parties and chat shows. Everyone seems to favour them, the quicker the better.

Reactions to the Kasab verdict

May 6, 2010

A Mumbai court sentenced to death Pakistani citizen Mohammad Ajmal Kasab over the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Here are some reactions from people in New Delhi.

Is the Kasab verdict a victory for India’s judiciary?

May 3, 2010

Almost a year and a half since the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, Ajmal Kasab, the lone gunman captured during the three-day rampage, has been sentenced to death by a special court.

26/11 – Lasting images, limited impact?

November 25, 2009

Ahead of the first anniversary of the Mumbai attacks, India’s financial hub is on heightened alert.