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Missing India soldier's body found on glacier after 38 years

Aug. 17, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

LEH, India (AP) — The remains of an Indian army soldier have been found more than 38 years after he went missing on a glacier at the highest point along the heavily militarized contested border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, officials said Wednesday. The soldier and 17...

Chinese navy ship docks in Sri Lanka, stokes worry in India

Aug. 16, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Chinese navy vessel arrived at a Beijing-built port in southern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, after its port call was earlier delayed due to apparent security concerns raised by India. The Yuan Wang 5 sailed into the Hambantota port and was welcomed by Sri...

Bus accident in Kashmir kills at least 6 Indian soldiers

Aug. 16, 2022 04:20 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A bus carrying paramilitary soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir skidded off a mountainous road and rolled down into a river on Tuesday, killing at least six and injuring dozens of others, officials said. People injured in the accident in the southern...

PM Modi pledges to make India developed country in 25 years

Aug. 15, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to raise millions out of poverty and turn India into a developed country in the next quarter-century as he marked 75 years since independence from British rule. Wearing a flowing, cream-colored turban printed with small stripes...

Veteran Indian investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dies at 62

Aug. 14, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Veteran stock market investor and Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, nicknamed India’s own Warren Buffett, died Sunday in Mumbai city, Press Trust of India news agency reported. He was 62. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes for the business...

Sri Lanka permits Chinese ship to dock after postponement

Aug. 13, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Chinese research ship will be allowed to dock in a Sri Lankan port after a days-long delay apparently because of concerns raised by India. Sri Lanka's foreign ministry said in statement Saturday that the Yuan Wang 5, which had been scheduled to dock last...

AP PHOTOS: The story of India, 75 years in the making

Aug. 13, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — “At the stroke of the midnight hour,” India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said, “when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” The historic speech just before midnight on Aug. 15, 1947 turned the hopes of millions into reality....

India to miss renewable energy goal, officials, experts say

Aug. 12, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — India will miss its renewable energy target for the end of the year, with experts saying “multiple challenges” including a lack of financial help and taxes on imported components are stalling the clean energy industry. The country has installed just over...

At 75, India’s democracy is under pressure like never before

Aug. 12, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Aug. 5 demonstrations by India’s main opposition Congress party against soaring food prices and unemployment began like any other recent protest — an electorally weak opposition taking to the New Delhi streets against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s massively popular...

India criticizes China for blocking UN sanctions on militant

Aug. 12, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday criticized China's decision to block the imposition of U.N. sanctions sought by it and the United States against the deputy chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based extremist group designated by the United Nations as a terrorist organization. "It...