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Feb 18, 2014

Pakistan militant Maulana Masood Azhar resurfaces, ignites fears of attacks

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Pakistani Islamic hardliner blamed for an attack on parliament that brought the nuclear rivals to the brink of war has resurfaced after years in seclusion, setting off alarm bells in New Delhi.

Twice since the end of December, authorities have issued an airport security alert, warning of an attempt by members of a Pakistan-based militant group called Jaish-e-Mohammad, or Army of Muhammad, to hijack a plane, with smaller airfields most at risk.

Feb 13, 2014

India’s BJP pulls further ahead: opinion poll

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has picked up more popular support and remains best placed to lead a coalition government after a national election due by May, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.

The ruling Congress will slump to its weakest showing in parliament since independence in 1947, the Times Now-CVoter poll forecast, presenting a challenge to Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the party in its toughest election battle yet.

Feb 13, 2014

BJP pulls further ahead – opinion poll

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has picked up more popular support and remains best placed to lead a coalition government after a national election due by May, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.

The ruling Congress will slump to its weakest showing in parliament since independence in 1947, the Times Now-CVoter poll forecast, presenting a challenge to Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the party in its toughest election battle yet.

Feb 6, 2014

India delays Rafale deal after exhausting capital budget

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s military has postponed until the next financial year a plan to buy 126 fighter planes from France’s Dassault Aviation, the defense minister said on Thursday.

New Delhi had picked the Rafale fighters for exclusive negotiations in January 2012 and had been expected to finalize the deal, estimated at $15 billion, by the end of March.

Jan 29, 2014
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India’s Rahul Gandhi under attack over remarks about 1984 Sikh riots

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(Sikh minority representatives stand in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva November 1, 2013 afater representatives of several NGOs have urged the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to recognize the 1984 killing of Sikhs as genocide. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

India’s opposition criticized ruling party leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday for avoiding any expression of regret for the killings of Sikhs in riots three decades ago, a sensitive issue that threatens to dog him in a tight election due by May.

Jan 28, 2014

Rahul Gandhi under attack over remarks on Sikh riots

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The opposition criticised the ruling Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday for avoiding any expression of regret for the killings of Sikhs in riots three decades ago, a sensitive issue that threatens to dog him in a tight election due by May.

Gandhi said the government led by his Congress party did everything it could to control the violence against minority Sikhs in retaliation for the assassination of his grandmother, then prime minister Indira Gandhi, by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984.

Jan 28, 2014

India’s Gandhi under attack over remarks on Sikh riots

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s opposition criticized ruling party leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday for avoiding any expression of regret for the killings of Sikhs in riots three decades ago, a sensitive issue that threatens to dog him in a tight election due by May.

Gandhi said the government led by his Congress party did everything it could to control the violence against minority Sikhs in retaliation for the assassination of his grandmother, then prime minister Indira Gandhi, by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984.

Jan 28, 2014

India close to buying Japan-made military aircraft

NEW DELHI, Jan 28 (Reuters) – India is set to become the
first country since World War Two to buy a military aircraft
from Japan, helping Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dismantle a ban on
weapons exports that has kept his country’s defence contractors
out of foreign markets.

The two countries are in broad agreement on a deal for the
ShinMaywa Industries amphibious aircraft, which could
amount to as much as $1.65 billion, Indian officials said on
Tuesday.

Jan 28, 2014

India close to buying Japan-made military aircraft in $1.65 bln deal

NEW DELHI, Jan 28 (Reuters) – India is set to become the
first country since World War Two to buy a military aircraft
from Japan, helping Prime Minister Shinzo Abe end a ban on
weapons exports that has kept his country’s defence contractors
out of foreign markets.

The two countries are in broad agreement on a deal for the
ShinMaywa Industries amphibious aircraft, which could
amount to as much as $1.65 billion, Indian officials said on
Tuesday.

Jan 24, 2014

In India, Abe hopes to conclude Japan’s first defence sale in 40 years

NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe visits India this weekend, hoping to wrap up the first
overseas sale of military equipment by Tokyo in nearly four
decades and open up the world’s biggest arms market for his
nation’s defence manufacturers.

Abe’s visit to India will underline growing business and
political ties between the two nations as they close ranks
against mutual rival China, with the initial focus on the sale
of amphibious search and rescue aircraft to India.