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Apr 7, 2014

India’s BJP puts ‘no first use’ nuclear policy in doubt

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), widely tipped to form the next government, pledged on Monday to revise the country’s nuclear doctrine, whose central principle is that New Delhi would not be first to use atomic weapons in a conflict.

Unveiling its election manifesto, the party gave no details,

but sources involved in drafting the document said the “no-first-use” policy introduced after India conducted a series of nuclear tests in 1998 would be reconsidered.

Apr 4, 2014
via FaithWorld

Man and myth collide as Indian Hindu nationalist Modi eyes final ascent to power

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(Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi addresses his supporters during a rally ahead of the general election in Itanagar in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer)

Narendra Modi spent his childhood in a modest three-room dwelling made of mud and brick nestled in a narrow, crowded lane in the western Indian town of Vadnagar.

Apr 4, 2014

Man and myth collide as Modi eyes final ascent to power

VADNAGAR, India (Reuters) – Narendra Modi spent his childhood in a modest three-room dwelling made of mud and brick nestled in a narrow, crowded lane in the town of Vadnagar.

The tea stall his father ran with the help of his sons is just as it was then, a small shed of patched blue-grey tin on the platform of the ramshackle railway station nearby.

Apr 4, 2014

Man and myth collide as India’s Modi eyes final ascent to power

VADNAGAR, India (Reuters) – Narendra Modi spent his childhood in a modest three-room dwelling made of mud and brick nestled in a narrow, crowded lane in the western Indian town of Vadnagar.

The tea stall his father ran with the help of his sons is just as it was then, a small shed of patched blue-grey tin on the platform of the ramshackle railway station nearby.

Mar 31, 2014

Modi targets Sonia Gandhi over Italian marines case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Narendra Modi launched a direct attack on rival Sonia Gandhi on Monday, suggesting she had sought to shield Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in a case that has strained ties with Italy.

Gandhi is Italian-born and Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party has in the past questioned her credentials to lead the country. Such attacks have since ceased and the powerful head of the Congress is accepted as an Indian.

Mar 31, 2014

India’s Modi targets Gandhi over Italian marines case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi launched a direct attack on rival Sonia Gandhi on Monday, suggesting she had sought to shield Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in a case that has strained ties with Italy.

Gandhi is Italian-born and Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has in the past questioned her credentials to lead the country. Such attacks have since ceased and the powerful head of the Congress party is accepted as an Indian.

Mar 30, 2014

If Modi wins election, neighbours can expect a more muscular India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will get tougher on territorial disputes with China and in its old rivalry with Pakistan if opposition leader Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister in May after a general election, two of his aides said.

Modi, a Hindu nationalist who is the front-runner to win the five-week election starting on April 7, has taken an aggressive tone against the two neighboring nations. On the campaign trail, he has warned Beijing to shed its “mindset of expansionism” and in the past he has railed against Pakistan, an Islamic state, for attacks by Muslim militants in India.

Mar 18, 2014

BJP targets Congress over 1962 China war report

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has seized upon a secret report about how the government bungled a war with China more than 50 years ago to batter the ruling party days before an election.

India, led by its first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was defeated in the 1962 conflict that was painted at home as Chinese aggression across the Himalayas.

Mar 18, 2014

India BJP targets ruling party over China war report

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Hindu nationalist opposition has seized upon a secret report about how the government bungled a war with China more than 50 years ago to batter the ruling party days before an election.

India, led by its first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was defeated in the 1962 conflict that was painted at home as Chinese aggression across the Himalayas.

Mar 17, 2014

Pakistan, India, Taliban say know nothing about missing plane

NEW DELHI/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Aviation officials in Pakistan, India and Central Asia as well as Taliban militants said they knew nothing about the whereabouts of a missing Malaysian jetliner on Monday after the search for Flight MH370 extended into their territory.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished on March 8 about an hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard and investigators are now increasingly convinced it was diverted thousands of miles off course.