India's new leader talks with Pakistani counterpart

May 28, 2014

India's new leader talks with Pakistani counterpart

New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leader of rival Pakistan on Tuesday and asked that his country “abide by its commitment” to prevent terrorism against India arising there and to speed up investigations into the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. They also ...

May 27, 2014

With Modi at helm, firms hope for boom

Japanese businesses are pinning high hopes on a boom in infrastructure projects under new Indian leader Narendra Modi, who built a strong track record in economic management as a local leader. Modi was sworn in as prime minister on Monday after his Bharatiya Janata ...

Train collision kills at least 40 in northern India

May 27, 2014

Train collision kills at least 40 in northern India

An express train slammed into a parked freight train in northern India on Monday, killing at least 40 people and reducing cars to a heap of torn and twisted metal, officials said. The Gorakhpur Express passenger train was traveling at high speed and slammed ...

In a first, Pakistani leader to attend Indian inauguration

May 25, 2014

In a first, Pakistani leader to attend Indian inauguration

Pakistan’s prime minister will attend the inauguration of India’s Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, a first for the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said Saturday. Pakistan and India have a history of uneasy relations. They have fought three wars over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir since ...

May 23, 2014

Modi's foreign policy agenda

by Ramesh Thakur

When Shinzo Abe led his party to a landslide victory in Japan's 2012 general election, he broke from protocol by taking a congratulatory call from Narendra Modi, then a state leader in India. The mutual respect between the two strongly nationalist prime ministers could ...

May 20, 2014

Narendra Modi: India's Shinzo Abe

by Brahma Chellaney

Just as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's return to power in late 2012 reflected Japan's determination to reinvent itself as a more competitive and confident country, Narendra Modi's election victory reflects Indians' desire for a dynamic, assertive leader to help revitalize their country's economy and ...