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Ahead of Modi visit, U.S. sees no threat to Pakistan from arms deal with India


NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON With the United States expected to authorise India's purchase of naval drones, a senior White House official cautioned on Friday that any U.S. military transfer to India would not represent a threat to its rival neighbour Pakistan.

U.S. approves sale of drones to India - General Atomics

The United States government has approved the sale of a naval variant of the Predator drone made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc to India, the U.S.-based company said on Friday.

23 Jun 2017

Policeman beaten to death by enraged crowd in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir said on Friday one of their officers had been beaten to death by a crowd outside the main mosque in the region's capital of Srinagar, in a rare lynching there of a security official.

23 Jun 2017

India eyes breakthrough on U.S. surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON India is pushing for U.S. approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalise relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the first time.

22 Jun 2017

India's Punjab state to forgive over $1.5 billion in farm debts

NEW DELHI India's northern Punjab state will waive more than $1.5 billion (1.18 billion pounds) in loans to farmers, becoming the third state to do so in response to growing rural distress caused by food oversupply and weak prices.

20 Jun 2017

India's Modi to discuss visa issue with Trump next week - official

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take up the issue of visas for skilled workers when he meets U.S. President Donald Trump next week in Washington, a senior Indian government official said on Tuesday.

20 Jun 2017

India raises rice, cotton buying prices as farmers' protests mount

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India raised minimum purchase prices for rice, cotton and other crops by the most since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, according a government circular seen by Reuters, amid ongoing protests in the country's biggest farming states.

20 Jun 2017

Exclusive: Ahead of Modi visit, U.S. lawmakers ask India to rethink price cap on stents

NEW DELHI A group of U.S. lawmakers has backed medical device makers by urging India to reconsider its decision to cap prices of heart stents, raising the issue ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States later this week.

19 Jun 2017

Six found guilty of involvement in 1993 blasts in India's financial hub

MUMBAI An Indian court on Friday found six men guilty of involvement in a series of blasts in the city of Mumbai in 1993 that killed 257 people and wounded 800, the latest in scores of convictions related to India's most deadly bombings.

16 Jun 2017

BP, Reliance to invest in Indian gas block, cooperate downstream

NEW DELHI BP and Reliance Industries said on Thursday they would invest $6 billion (4.70 billion pounds) to boost India's gas output from an east coast block and expanded their tie-up to feed the South Asian nation's rising fuel and renewable energy demand.

15 Jun 2017

Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

BEIJING Rescue workers in China searched for 118 people still missing more than 24 hours after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading on Sunday after 15 bodies were pulled out of the rock and mud during the first day of the search. | Video