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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.

Oct 28, 2014

Talks gather pace on sale of Indian patrol vessels to Vietnam

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Talks are gathering pace on the sale of Indian naval patrol vessels to Vietnam, an Indian official said, the first significant military transfer to Hanoi as it improves its defenses in the South China Sea where it is embroiled in a territorial dispute with China.

The four patrol ships will be provided to Vietnam under a $100 million defense credit line and represent a push by the nationalist government in New Delhi to counter Beijing’s influence in South Asia by deepening ties with old ally Vietnam.

Oct 27, 2014

Tata Power to speed up $1.8 billion Vietnam power station

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Tata Power Company Ltd plans to complete work on a $1.8 billion thermal power station in Vietnam three years early, government officials said, as the two countries strive to showcase the economic ties between them.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, visiting India just a month after India’s president travelled to his country, said he had met Tata group officials and that the 1,320 megawatt project would be completed by 2019 instead of 2022.

Oct 27, 2014

India’s Tata Power to speed up $1.8 bln Vietnam power station

NEW DELHI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Tata Power Company Ltd
plans to complete work on a $1.8 billion thermal power
station in Vietnam three years early, government officials said,
as the two countries strive to showcase the economic ties
between them.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, visiting India
just a month after India’s president travelled to his country,
said he had met Tata group officials and that the 1,320 megawatt
project would be completed by 2019 instead of 2022.