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India to buy 33 Russian fighter aircraft for $2.43 billion

Jul. 2, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s defense ministry on Thursday approved the purchase of 21 Russian MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft costing $2.43 billion to augment its air force as the country faces security challenges on its borders with China and Pakistan. The planes will supplement 59...

Relatives comfort the grieving daughter of civilian Bashir Ahmed Khan at their residence on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Suspected rebels attacked paramilitary soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir, killing Khan and a paramilitary soldier, according to government sources. The family refutes the claim. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Photo of toddler sitting on slain grandpa angers Kashmiris

Jul. 2, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A photo of a toddler sitting on the chest of of his dead grandfather has outraged residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir after the victim’s family accused government forces of shooting the 65-year-old man during a clash with rebels in the disputed region. Suhail Ahmed, the...

Pakistan: Exchange of fire with India kills boy in Kashmir

Jul. 1, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian troops have traded fire in Kashmir in an exchange that killed a boy in the Pakistan-controlled section of the disputed Himalayan region, officials said Wednesday. In a statement, Pakistan’s military said India targeted civilian residents with artillery, mortars...

Pakistan army says Indian spy drone shot down in Kashmir

Jun. 28, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military on Sunday said it shot down a small Indian spy drone that flew hundreds of meters into Pakistani-administered Kashmir, the ninth such downing of an Indian drone this year. The military statement said the drone was shot down in the Hot Spring border...

This combination of May 22, 2020, left, and June 23 satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows construction in the Galwan river valley near the disputed border known as the Line of Actual Control between India and China. On Monday, June 22, military commanders of both nations agreed to disengage their forces in the disputed area of the Himalayas following a June 15 clash that left at least 20 soldiers dead. (Maxar Technologies via AP) Satellite image copyright 2020 Maxar Technologies

Satellite images show buildup on disputed India-China border

Jun. 27, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Construction activity appeared underway on both the Indian and Chinese sides of a contested border high in the Karakoram mountains a week after a deadly clash in the area left 20 Indian soldiers dead, satellite images showed. The images released this week by Maxar, a Colorado-based satellite...

Pakistan's foreign minister warns India against attacks

Jun. 24, 2020 5:09 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister warned neighboring India on Wednesday to refrain from launching any attacks on his country, saying that Islamabad would respond with full force if New Delhi embarks on “any misadventure." Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed that India was plotting an...

Pakistani students shout slogans against Indian government during a rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris struggling for their independence, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Indian fire kills Pakistani girl, wounds family in Kashmir

Jun. 21, 2020 4:39 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Indian troops backed by artillery and long-range guns fired on villages along the border in the Pakistani-administered side of the Kashmir region, killing a 13-year-old-girl and wounding her mother and brother, local officials and Pakistan’s military said Sunday. In a...

Exile Tibetans and local Indians participate in a protest against the Chinese government in Dharmsala, India, Friday, June 19, 2020. India said Thursday it was using diplomatic channels with China to de-escalate a military standoff in a remote Himalayan border region where 20 Indian soldiers were killed this week. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Modi denies any Indian territory was lost in China clash

Jun. 19, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister said Friday that the entire country is "hurt and angry” at the killing of 20 soldiers by Chinese forces in a disputed Himalayan border region, while denying assertions that any Indian territory had been lost. Addressing a meeting of top opposition...

FILE - In this July 21, 2007, file photo, an elderly man belonging to the Changpa, the nomadic herders who rear the Pashmina goats, holds his Himalayan goat as his son cuts its horn that was hurting the animal's eye in Kharnak, some 185 kilometers (116 miles) from Leh, India. A months-long military standoff between India and China in 2020 has taken a dire toll on local communities as tens of thousands of Himalayan goat kids die because they couldn't reach traditional winter grazing lands, officials and residents said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)

India-China Himalayan standoff deadly for cashmere herds

Jun. 19, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Antagonisms between Indian and Chinese troops high in the Himalayas are taking a dire toll on traditional goat herds that supply the world’s finest, most expensive cashmere. This week, a deadly brawl between Indian and Chinese soldiers caused the deaths of at least 20 Indian...

Santoshi wife of Indian Army Colonel B. Santosh Babu, mourns after receiving the uniform and National flag during the last rites ceremony at their home town at Suryapet, about 140 kilometers (87.5 miles) from Hyderabad, India, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Babu was among the twenty Indian troops who were killed in the clash Monday night that was the deadliest conflict between the sides in 45 years. India on Thursday cautioned China against making

India seeks eased tensions with China after Himalayas clash

Jun. 18, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Thursday it was using diplomatic channels with China to de-escalate a military standoff in a remote Himalayan border region where 20 Indian soldiers were killed this week. Responding to China's claim to the disputed Galwan Valley, India's External Affairs Ministry spokesman...