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Ambulances and fire brigade arrive near the site of a plane crash in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Pakistan's air force says one of its fighter jets has crashed in a wooded area near the capital while practicing aerobatic maneuvers. Wednesday's crash was in preparation for National Day celebrations later this month. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Pakistani fighter pilot dies during aerobatic practice

Mar. 11, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani fighter pilot died Wednesday when his F-16 jet crashed in a wooded area near the capital while practicing aerobatic maneuvers ahead of this month's National Day celebrations, Pakistan's air force said. There were no casualties on the ground or damage to property, according to...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 photo, an Indian woman holds a candle and placard during a protest against the sedition case filed by police against a school after a play preformed by students denouncing a new citizenship law, in Bangalore, India. Critics, intellectuals, human rights activists, filmmakers, students and journalists in seen as opposed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government are being increasingly silenced under a colonial-era sedition law. Official data reveal as many as 332 people were arrested under the law between 2016 and 2018, though only seven were convicted, suggesting that the police have struggled to gather evidence against the accused. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Critics of India's Modi government face sedition charges

Mar. 6, 2020 5:08 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sharjeel Imam was a little-known research scholar and a student activist until Indian police launched a manhunt across five states to nab him for a protest speech he gave calling for a month-long road blockade in the county's northeast. “Create debris on the railway tracks and...

U.S.President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during the playing of the national anthem at a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

The Latest: Trump hails India trip as 'learning experience'

Feb. 25, 2020 11:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to India (all times local): 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says an India visit that featured a mega-rally, a tour of the Taj Mahal and meetings with business leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a “tremendous learning...

India's top court grants equal rights to women in army

Feb. 17, 2020 4:21 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Monday ordered the federal government to grant permanent commission and command positions to female officers in the army on par with men, asserting that the government's arguments against the policy were based on gender stereotypes. The court’s decision,...

Pakistan says India firing kills civilian in Kashmir

Feb. 9, 2020 2:18 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police official said Sunday that Indian soldiers fired at civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in divided Kashmir, killing one civilian and wounding five others. Chaudhry Zulqarnain, a senior police officer in Kashmir, said Indian troops fired...

Indian police and paramilitary soldiers block a road leading towards the site of a brief gun-battle with suspected rebels on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Two suspected rebels and an Indian paramilitary soldier were killed in brief fighting in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. Government forces detained a suspected militant after the fighting. (AP Photo/ Umer Asif)

2 suspected rebels, India soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

Feb. 5, 2020 5:25 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two suspected rebels and an Indian paramilitary soldier were killed in brief fighting in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. Government forces detained a suspected militant after the fighting. Paramilitary officer Pankaj Singh said three militants arrived on a motorbike...