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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, an Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. The Indian military said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday, Oct. 19, in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed border. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)

China calls on India to honor pledge, return missing soldier

Oct. 19, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s military says it hopes India will make good on its pledge to swiftly return a Chinese soldier found lost along their mountainous border where the sides have been locked in a tense standoff. The defense ministry issued a statement late Monday saying the soldier had been...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, an Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. The Indian military said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday, Oct. 19, in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed border. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)

India army apprehends Chinese soldier amid military standoff

Oct. 19, 2020 7:25 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian army said it apprehended a Chinese soldier Monday in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff along their disputed mountain border. The soldier, Cpl. Wang Ya Long from China’s People’s Liberation Army, was...

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over Kashmir border firing

Oct. 15, 2020 5:12 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan summoned a senior Indian diplomat to its Foreign Ministry on Thursday to complain about what Islamabad says was “indiscriminate and unprovoked firing” by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. A Pakistani Foreign Ministry statement said the cross-border...

FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, People's Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti addresses the media after resigning as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Indian authorities on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, released Mufti, a top Kashmiri politician from detention more than a year after New Delhi scrapped Indian-controlled Kashmir's special status, a move that triggered widespread anger and economic ruin amid a harsh security clampdown. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)

India sets free top Kashmiri politician after a year

Oct. 13, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian authorities on Tuesday released a top Kashmiri politician from detention more than a year after New Delhi scrapped Indian-controlled Kashmir's special status, a move that triggered widespread anger and economic ruin amid a harsh security clampdown. Mehbooba Mufti had been held...

Kashmiri protesters throw stones on government forces during a clash following the killing of two suspected rebels in a gunfight with government forces in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Police and paramilitary soldiers on a tip launched a counterinsurgency operation in a neighborhood in Srinagar overnight, leading to an exchange of gunfire between trapped militants and troops early Monday, police said in a statement. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Anti-India clashes after troops kill 2 rebels in Kashmir

Oct. 12, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India clashes erupted in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday following the killing of two suspected rebels in a gunfight with government forces. Police and paramilitary soldiers on a tip launched a counterinsurgency operation in a neighborhood in Srinagar...

In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, a banner erected by the Indian army stands near Pangong Tso lake near the India-China border in India's Ladakh area. Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders are holding fresh talks aimed at ending a monthslong standoff along their disputed border. Monday's talks were being held on the Indian side of the frontier. No details were immediately made available. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

India, China hold fresh talks on ending military faceoff

Oct. 12, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders were holding fresh talks Monday aimed at ending a monthslong standoff along their disputed border in the remote Ladakh region. The talks were being held on the Indian side of the frontier in the Chushul area. No details were immediately...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi, right, leaves for his position as his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa walks to inspect a joint military guard of honor, during his ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential palace, in New Delhi, India. Sri Lankan Provincial Councils Minister Sarath Weerasekara said Thursday that India has no moral right to interfere with the country’s internal affairs by insisting on power sharing with minority Tamils, because the regional power failed to fulfil its obligations under a 1987 agreement to disarm separatist rebels and to ensure a non-return to hostilities. Weerasekara’s  speech in Parliament is seen as the island nation’s response to Modi who in a telephone conversation with Rajapaksa last month asked for a full implementation of constitutional provisions that provide for power sharing with Tamil minority regions. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

Sri Lankan minister criticizes India for power-sharing call

Oct. 8, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan minister said Thursday that India has no moral right to interfere in the country’s internal affairs by insisting on power sharing with minority Tamils because New Delhi failed to fulfil its obligations under a 1987 agreement to disarm separatist rebels and...

Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Government investigators exhumed the bodies Saturday of three young men in disputed Kashmir, police and victims' families said, two weeks after the Indian military in a rare admission said its soldiers exceeded their legal powers in the killings of the men it had described as “Pakistani terrorists.” (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Police exhume bodies of 3 Kashmir men killed by Indian army

Oct. 3, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government investigators on Saturday exhumed the bodies of three young men in disputed Kashmir, two weeks after the Indian military in a rare admission said its soldiers exceeded their legal powers in killing the men they described as Pakistani terrorists. A team of police and...

Indian army soldiers guard on top of their armored vehicle as they return from an overnight gun-battle with suspected rebels at Samboora village, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Two suspected rebels were killed and a soldier was injured in the overnight gun-battle, police said. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

India says Pakistani shelling kills 3 soldiers in Kashmir

Oct. 1, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least three Indian soldiers were killed and five others wounded by Pakistani shelling along the highly militarized frontier dividing Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed rivals, the Indian army said Thursday. Indian army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said two soldiers died and...

The full moon rises behind the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, early Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Worshipers held the first Muslim prayers in 86 years inside the Istanbul landmark that served as one of Christendom's most significant cathedrals, a mosque and a museum before its conversion back into a Muslim place of worship on July 24, 2020. The conversion of the edifice, has led to an international outcry. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

AP PHOTOS: From memorial to protest, the power of prayer

Oct. 1, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

The unidentified man cast a solitary silhouette in the window of his home in Srinagar, the capital of disputed, Indian-controlled Kashmir, as he offered evening prayers. Half a world away, Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller knelt on the field and pressed a fist solemnly to his bowed forehead after a game...