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Nov 21, 2014

Long “to do” list for Modi as clock ticks on reform

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a long list of pro-growth measures to implement over the next four months, but time may have already run out to breathe enough life into the economy to meet the tough 2014/15 fiscal deficit target.

Modi’s election victory in May unleashed a rush of money from foreign portfolios betting the reformist prime minister would drive a quick recovery. That has yet to materialise, with both factory utilisation and capital spending low.

Nov 21, 2014

Long ‘to do’ list for India’s Modi as clock ticks on reform

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a long list of pro-growth measures to implement over the next four months, but time may have already run out to breathe enough life into the economy to meet the tough 2014/15 fiscal deficit target.

Modi’s election victory in May unleashed a rush of money from foreign portfolios betting the reformist prime minister would drive a quick recovery. That has yet to materialize, with both factory utilization and capital spending low.

Nov 12, 2014

Indian PM’s party shakes up election race in disputed Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Accompanied by half a
dozen guards, Hina Bhat knocks on doors in Srinagar, the heart
of a revolt against Indian rule, to persuade Kashmiris to vote
for the Bharatiya Janata Party in this month’s state election.

After winning the biggest national mandate in 30 years,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP has
launched its most audacious election project yet – to win power
in Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir and integrate the disputed
region fully into India.

Nov 12, 2014

BJP shakes up election race in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Accompanied by half a dozen guards, Hina Bhat knocks on doors in Srinagar, the heart of a revolt against Indian rule, to persuade Kashmiris to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in this month’s state election.

After winning the biggest national mandate in 30 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP has launched its most audacious election project yet – to win power in Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir and integrate the disputed region fully into India.

Nov 12, 2014

India’s BJP shakes up election race in disputed Kashmir

SRINAGAR India (Reuters) – Accompanied by half a dozen guards, Hina Bhat knocks on doors in Srinagar, the heart of a revolt against Indian rule, to persuade Kashmiris to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party in this month’s state election.

After winning the biggest national mandate in 30 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP has launched its most audacious election project yet – to win power in Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir and integrate the disputed region fully into India.

Nov 7, 2014

Indian intelligence agency on the cheap hampers war on militants

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When a bomb went off last month in West Bengal state, police at India’s leading counterterrorism organization had to hail taxis to get to the scene because they did not have enough cars.

The admission by two officers from the National Investigation Agency underlines how poorly equipped it is to fulfill its role of investigating the most serious terrorism cases, cutting off funding to militants and putting suspects on trial.

Nov 7, 2014

Insight – Indian intelligence agency on the cheap hampers war on militants

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – When a bomb went off last month in West Bengal state, police at India’s leading counterterrorism organisation had to hail taxis to get to the scene because they did not have enough cars.

The admission by two officers from the National Investigation Agency underlines how poorly equipped it is to fulfil its role of investigating the most serious terrorism cases, cutting off funding to militants and putting suspects on trial.

Nov 5, 2014

Officials fear al Qaeda grooming Indian militants for big attacks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Decrypted communications between Indian Mujahideen (IM) and al Qaeda and testimony from suspects have triggered alarm among intelligence officials in New Delhi: the groups appear to be working together to launch major attacks in the region.

The officials told Reuters that plots they had uncovered included the kidnapping of foreigners and turning India into a “Syria and Iraq where violence is continuously happening”.

Nov 4, 2014

India moves two warships away from Kolkata port after terror alert

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s navy withdrew two warships from the eastern port of Kolkata on Tuesday after intelligence agencies warned of an attack on the port and the city, police and navy officers said.

The rare move came two days after a suicide bomber killed 60 people on the Pakistani side of the main border crossing with India hundreds of miles to the west, deepening fears that Pakistan’s internal strife was spreading into India.

Oct 28, 2014

India to supply Vietnam with naval vessels amid China disputes

NEW DELHI, Oct 28 (Reuters) – India will soon be supplying
naval vessels to Vietnam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on
Tuesday, the first significant military transfer to Hanoi at a
time when it is embroiled in a territorial dispute with China.

The announcement came after Modi held talks with his
visiting Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Tan Dung, during which
the two sides agreed to modernise the Vietnamese military as
well as raise Indian involvement in Vietnam’s energy sector.