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Indian soldiers keeping vigil before the handing over  of Indian air force pilot  Abhinandan Varthaman at a checkpoint on the  Attari-Wagah border on March 1st. Photograph:  EPA

The head of India’s air force has declined to give the death toll in strikes it executed against an alleged Islamist terrorist training camp inside Pa(...)

Indian activists from the right-wing organisation Vishva Hindu Parishad shout slogans during a protest against the Kashmir militant attack, in New Delhi on Friday. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan it will pay a “heavy price” for a suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 40 paramilitaries on Thur(...)

A supporter of India’s ruling BJP holds a placard during a rally to support implementation of the goods and services tax in Mumbai on Friday. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

India will formally introduce its biggest tax reform since independence 70 years ago at midnight on Friday, as it braces itself for the economic chaos(...)

A Sadhu or Hindu holy man with his face covered with ash puts a wallet decorated with a print of the scrapped Indian 1,000-rupee note in a plastic cover  in Kolkata, India, January 5th, 2017. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Almost all of the currency bills outlawed by the Indian government last November had been deposited by the 50-day deadline on December 30th, in a move(...)

Indian people line up to change old Indian rupee notes outside  banks and ATMs in New Delhi. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s month-long demonetisation drive, involving the banning of high-value currency notes, has severely affected foreign embassies in New Delhi, wi(...)

Maneka Gandhi, India’s minister of women and child development: “In those [foreign] countries, [rape] does not become big news, as their newspapers don’t report these cases like we do.” Photograph: Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India’s minister for women has said that the country’s rape and sexual violence problem is exaggerated by the media, driving away tourists. Maneka Gan(...)

Indian people queue inside a bank as they wait to deposit and exchange 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in Allahabad. Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

Anger intensified in India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash following the government’s decision to withdraw large denomination notes in(...)

Indian police officers appeal for calm as people stand in a queue to exchange 500 rupee  and 1000 rupee notes for newer denominations at a post office in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Photograph: Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images

Millions of people thronged banks across India on Thursday to exchange high denomination currency notes after they were withdrawn by prime minister Na(...)

Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister: some  analysts feel that he  has so far failed to bite the bullet on meaningful reforms. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

For several years the question has been when, or if, India will finally take off and register a prolonged period of sustained economic growth. Free-ma(...)

A man with his belongings on a tractor cart moves to a safer place at Jagowal village near Jammu on Thursday. India warned Pakistan it would pay an “unaffordable price” if it persisted with shelling and machine-gun fire across a heavily populated border area in the lowlands of Kashmir. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan continued to exchange mortar and small arms fire yesterday along their northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir border, i(...)