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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 soldiers inspect the remains of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district, outside Srinagar Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty

Tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan escalated sharply on Wednesday, following conflicting claims by both of having shot down each(...)

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(...)

People attend the funeral on Sunday of the family members who were shot dead  by the police in  Lahore, Pakistan, on Saturday. Photograph: Rahat Dar/EPA

At first, police described a weekend shooting in central Pakistan as a successful operation against a group of terrorists: four dead, including a midd(...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

When it was over and the dead and wounded lay in pools of blood, moaning on the ground, Dyer forbade his soldiers to give any aid to the injured

It was 1919. The Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires had collapsed; new nations were springing up from their ruins; talk of self-determination was in(...)

An Indian Sikh devotee offers prayers while looking through binocular towards the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib  in Pakistan Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

India has laid the foundation stone in its northern Punjab state for a new “corridor” into Pakistan to provide pilgrims visa-free access to a Sikh tem(...)

Asia Bibi, who was on death row for eight years in Pakistan. Photograph:  British Pakistani Christian Association/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani Christian woman has been freed from prison a week after the supreme court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy agai(...)

The heavy smog in  New Delhi. It is likely to get worse when millions of residents illuminate their homes with oil lamps and burst firecrackers on Wednesday to celebrate Diwali, the annual festival of lights. Photograph: Getty Images

India’s capital New Delhi was enveloped on Monday in a blanket of thick grey smog that threatens to worsen when millions of residents illuminate their(...)

Police officers inspect at the site of a train accident in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

A speeding train has crashed into a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India, killing at least 60 people and injuring do(...)

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