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Bibhudatta Pradhan
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 5, 2020
Angry Indian farmers are ‘ready to die’ in showdown with Modi
The Indian prime minister has stood his ground against the protesters, saying Nov. 29 that the controversial new laws gave farmers 'new rights and new opportunities.”
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 21, 2020
Why Narendra Modi is still so popular even as India fails to fight pandemic
India is battling one of the world’s highest coronavirus caseloads, its worst-ever economic slump, shuttered factories, farmer protests and the deadliest border fighting with China in decades.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 17, 2020
China and India ties tested after border standoff takes deadly turn
The uptick in tensions comes amid a rising din of nationalism stoked by both governments as the two powers jostle for regional influence.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 11, 2020
'Why did he abandon us?': In India, anger toward Modi grows
For the first time since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power six years ago, signs are emerging that his seemingly unshakable hold over legions of migrant workers may be slipping.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 29, 2019
Modi's nationalistic right-hand man may one day lead India
Fresh off a resounding re-election victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined other lawmakers in India's colonial-era Parliament building to applaud the man to his right.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 14, 2014
China ready to settle Indian border dispute
China is ready for a final settlement of its border disputes with India and prepared to invest more in the South Asian nation if trade rules are eased, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said June 9 in New Delhi.

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