India-Pakistan relations

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Serious Escalation: Pakistan Says It Has Indian Pilot

Violence called 'most serious escalation' of countries' long-simmering conflict since 1999

(Newser) - Pakistan's military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in the last two decades. The military's spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, originally said two pilots were... More »

In Sign of Thaw, Pakistan PM Visits India

First such meeting in 7 years, as trade, security discussed

(Newser) - Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari traveled to New Delhi earlier today to meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a significant sign of warming between the two nations with years of bitter acrimony between them, reports al-Jazeera . It is the highest-level meeting between the two countries in seven years. Details... More »

Pakistan Boosting Trade With India

Grants longtime rival 'Most Favored Nation' status

(Newser) - Pakistan's government announced today it would normalize trade with its giant rival and neighbor India, a sign of better ties between two nuclear-armed nations whose tense relations have long poisoned South Asia. The decision to grant India "Most Favored Nation" status would enable Pakistanis to export more goods... More »

India, Pakistan Exchange Fire

Border troops clash after death of Indian soldier

(Newser) - Following yesterday’s killing of an Indian soldier by Pakistani border troops, the two sides exchanged fire across the border today. The small arms fire went on for 30 minutes near India’s disputed Kashmir region, reports Reuters in the New York Times . India claims Pakistan opened fire unprovoked; Pakistan... More »

Blast Kills 8 in India; First Big Post-Mumbai Strike

Explosion hits bakery popular with foreigners

(Newser) - An apparent bomb tore through a crowded bakery popular with foreigners today in western India, killing eight people and wounding 42 near a famed meditation center. If confirmed, it would be the country's first terror attack since the Mumbai rampage in 2008. The blast in the city of Pune, 125... More »

Pakistan Wants In on Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban

Could offer reconciliation with lethal branch of militants

(Newser) - As the US and Afghanistan mull reconciliation with the Taliban as a way to wind down the war, Pakistan wants a role in potential peace talks. The Pakistanis would bring to the table their influence over the Haqqanis, a particularly lethal Taliban branch that is fighting against allied soldiers in... More »

Kashmir Avalanche Kills 6 Soldiers, Traps 60

Snow, rain hinder rescue efforts

(Newser) - Six Indian soldiers are dead and about 60 trapped beneath the snow of an avalanche that hit an army training center in a ski resort town in Indian-controlled Kashmir this morning. Rescue operations are under way but are being hindered by incessant rain and snowfall. The soldiers were swept away... More »

India Miffed By Obama's Bond With Beijing

Perceived slights complicate PM Singh's DC visit next week

(Newser) - President Obama might find Indian PM Manmohan Singh a bit prickly when he arrives in Washington this weekend, after Obama gave India short shrift during his recent Asia trip. Obama didn’t mention India at all in his speech on US relations with Asia, and caused further offense in a... More »

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