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India appoints veteran politician in-charge of restive Kashmir

2:50am EDT

SRINAGAR, India India's federal government named a former telecoms minister on Thursday to lead the restive region of Kashmir, where it hopes to accelerate economic development and end years of strife.

India keeps tight lid on Kashmir on anniversary of revoking semi-autonomy

Aug 05 2020

SRINAGAR, India With a heavy deployment of troops and curbs on public movement, Indian authorities kept a tight lid on potential protests in Kashmir on Wednesday, the first anniversary of the revocation of the disputed region's semi-autonomy.

India on guard in Kashmir ahead of anniversary of lost autonomy

Aug 04 2020

SRINAGAR, India Indian soldiers patrolled streets and kept watch from the rooftops in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on the eve of the first anniversary of the Muslim majority region's loss of autonomy.

With a heavy hand, India rides out Kashmir's year of disquiet

Aug 02 2020

SRINAGAR, India The scars of last summer remain in Soura, an enclave that became a symbol of Kashmir's resistance to India's central government a year ago on Wednesday.

India cancels historic Hindu pilgrimage as coronavirus cases mount

Jul 22 2020

SRINAGAR, India India has cancelled a historic Hindu pilgrimage to a holy cave high in the snow-capped mountains of contested Kashmir for the first time, as cases of the novel coronavirus continued to rise on Wednesday.

Veteran Kashmir separatist quits secessionist alliance

Jun 29 2020

SRINAGAR, India A veteran separatist politician in Indian Kashmir quit his hardline faction within an umbrella alliance of secessionists on Monday, saying it had failed to counter New Delhi's efforts to tighten its grip on the disputed region.

India, China troops clash at Himalayan border, 'casualties on both sides'

Jun 17 2020

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR India's army said on Tuesday 20 of its soldiers had been killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff between the two Asian giants in the western Himalayas. | Video

U.S. rebukes China for border 'aggression' with India

Jun 02 2020

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior congressional leader have reprimanded China for bullying behaviour towards India during a military standoff on their disputed border.

New Indian roads, air strips sparked border standoff with China, India observers say

May 26 2020

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR A Himalayan border standoff between old foes India and China was triggered by India’s construction of roads and air strips in the region as it competes with China's spreading Belt and Road initiative, Indian observers said on Tuesday.

Indian troops kill militants, triggering clashes across Kashmir

May 06 2020

SRINAGAR, India Indian troops killed four militants in gun battles in Kashmir on Wednesday, including the commander of the biggest separatist group fighting New Delhi, a police official said, triggering clashes across the disputed region that left dozens injured.

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