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Xi, Modi agree to trim trade deficit, boost mutual trust amid US-China tensions

The leaders agreed to set up a mechanism to boost economic ties and tackle India’s trade deficit with China after their second informal summit.

13 Oct 2019 - 2:06AM

The leaders agreed to set up a mechanism to boost economic ties and tackle India’s trade deficit with China after their second informal summit.

Xi, Modi agree to trim trade deficit, boost mutual trust amid US-China tensions
As Xi meets Modi, Chennai’s Chinese community hope to witness the ‘Wuhan spirit’

For the past seven decades, Chennai has been home to some 15 ethnic Chinese families, whose forebears fled Wuhan during the civil war.

16 Oct 2019 - 4:55PM

For the past seven decades, Chennai has been home to some 15 ethnic Chinese families, whose forebears fled Wuhan during the civil war.

As Xi meets Modi, Chennai’s Chinese community hope to witness the ‘Wuhan spirit’
Analysis | Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi bank on chemistry as they talk trade and terrorism

Indian PM takes Chinese president on personal tour of monuments in coastal town of Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.

12 Oct 2019 - 12:37PM

Indian PM takes Chinese president on personal tour of monuments in coastal town of Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.

Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi bank on chemistry as they talk trade and terrorism
War games, Kashmir and a US$57 billion question: as Xi meets Modi, a look at the big issues

The meeting is aimed at thawing the chill in relations fuelled by China’s support of Pakistan’s opposition to India axing the autonomy of Kashmir.

12 Oct 2019 - 12:25AM

The meeting is aimed at thawing the chill in relations fuelled by China’s support of Pakistan’s opposition to India axing the autonomy of Kashmir.

War games, Kashmir and a US$57 billion question: as Xi meets Modi, a look at the big issues
Analysis | Modi-Xi bonhomie to be tested by ‘irritants’, but global pressures may yet prompt tighter embrace

The Indian and Chinese leaders are expected to meet this weekend for their second informal summit in little more than a year.

8 Oct 2019 - 10:54PM

The Indian and Chinese leaders are expected to meet this weekend for their second informal summit in little more than a year.

Modi-Xi bonhomie to be tested by ‘irritants’, but global pressures may yet prompt tighter embrace
Analysis | Deft diplomacy and economic realism help India sell its Kashmir and Assam policies

New Delhi has played its cards right to ensure global powers do not rock the boat, but analysts warn India cannot expect something for nothing.

2 Sep 2019 - 10:43PM

New Delhi has played its cards right to ensure global powers do not rock the boat, but analysts warn India cannot expect something for nothing.

Deft diplomacy and economic realism help India sell its Kashmir and Assam policies
Analysis | Indians told to boycott Chinese goods after Beijing backs Pakistan on Kashmir

Anger is brewing among nationalists who are fanning out across the country to persuade their compatriots to shun products from China.

22 Aug 2019 - 11:35AM

Anger is brewing among nationalists who are fanning out across the country to persuade their compatriots to shun products from China.

Indians told to boycott Chinese goods after Beijing backs Pakistan on Kashmir
Tales of grit and glory: the lives of Mumbai’s slumdog cricket World Cup heroes

Defying the odds, a team of teenagers from India’s marginalised communities won the Street Child Cricket World Cup in England.

21 Jul 2019 - 11:11PM

Defying the odds, a team of teenagers from India’s marginalised communities won the Street Child Cricket World Cup in England.

Tales of grit and glory: the lives of Mumbai’s slumdog cricket World Cup heroes
Will Rahul Gandhi’s exit make Modi’s dream for a ‘Congress-free India’ come true?

As the opposition Indian National Congress struggles to revive from a bruising election defeat, Modi’s ruling BJP has started drawing up battle plans to widen its lead in 2024.

5 Jul 2019 - 1:49PM

As the opposition Indian National Congress struggles to revive from a bruising election defeat, Modi’s ruling BJP has started drawing up battle plans to widen its lead in 2024.

Will Rahul Gandhi’s exit make Modi’s dream for a ‘Congress-free India’ come true?
India’s deadly drought: villagers in Mokhada battle sleepless nights, snakes in search of water

Rain or shine, villagers in the wet region of Mokhada constantly face water woes, as its water supply is diverted to industrial areas and other cities – a problem that has worsened as a severe drought grips India.

5 Jul 2019 - 2:07PM

Rain or shine, villagers in the wet region of Mokhada constantly face water woes, as its water supply is diverted to industrial areas and other cities – a problem that has worsened as a severe drought grips India.

India’s deadly drought: villagers in Mokhada battle sleepless nights, snakes in search of water
G20 Osaka: as China, India and Russia draw close, has Trump overplayed his hand?

With Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin displaying increasing bonhomie, the United States will have cause to reflect on its recent trade disputes with ally New Delhi

28 Jun 2019 - 6:41PM

With Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin displaying increasing bonhomie, the United States will have cause to reflect on its recent trade disputes with ally New Delhi

G20 Osaka: as China, India and Russia draw close, has Trump overplayed his hand?
Will Narendra Modi’s snub of Xi Jinping’s belt and road derail China-India ties?

The Indian prime minister refused to back the Chinese leader’s ambitious global infrastructure vision at a summit last week, but the apparent snub is not getting in the way of amicable ties between Asia’s two biggest economies.

19 Jun 2019 - 10:50PM

The Indian prime minister refused to back the Chinese leader’s ambitious global infrastructure vision at a summit last week, but the apparent snub is not getting in the way of amicable ties between Asia’s two biggest economies.

Will Narendra Modi’s snub of Xi Jinping’s belt and road derail China-India ties?
Modi-Xi summit seen as sign of bonhomie but also strategic ambitions of New Delhi

Warming ties will be a win-win for the two Asian powerhouses, but they also signal India’s intent to gain influence over its geopolitical backyard.

30 May 2019 - 3:16PM

Warming ties will be a win-win for the two Asian powerhouses, but they also signal India’s intent to gain influence over its geopolitical backyard.

Modi-Xi summit seen as sign of bonhomie but also strategic ambitions of New Delhi
Why Indians voted for Modi over jobs: it’s not the economy, stupid

Unpopular economic policies don’t seem to have gotten in the way of another landslide victory for the Indian prime minister.

24 May 2019 - 4:59PM

Unpopular economic policies don’t seem to have gotten in the way of another landslide victory for the Indian prime minister.

Why Indians voted for Modi over jobs: it’s not the economy, stupid
India election: economic slowdown looms even as Narendra Modi celebrates resounding victory

While Modi’s win marks the first time since 1971 an incumbent leader is re-elected with a majority, domestic issues will keep his second term busy with tough times ahead.

24 May 2019 - 5:04PM

While Modi’s win marks the first time since 1971 an incumbent leader is re-elected with a majority, domestic issues will keep his second term busy with tough times ahead.

India election: economic slowdown looms even as Narendra Modi celebrates resounding victory
India election: Narendra Modi claims victory for BJP, pledges to build ‘inclusive India’

Opposition leader concedes defeat hours after prime minister Narendra Modi celebrates early victory, as Election Commission data shows the BJP leading in 302 out of 542 seats in lower house on Thursday night.

23 May 2019 - 11:28PM

Opposition leader concedes defeat hours after prime minister Narendra Modi celebrates early victory, as Election Commission data shows the BJP leading in 302 out of 542 seats in lower house on Thursday night.

India election: Narendra Modi claims victory for BJP, pledges to build ‘inclusive India’
Explained: India’s massive elections are over so where does that leave Narendra Modi as counting day looms?

The elections will determine whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi retains power despite a flailing economy, an unprecedented job crisis and a rise in Hindu right-wing violence against minority groups.

22 May 2019 - 12:10PM

The elections will determine whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi retains power despite a flailing economy, an unprecedented job crisis and a rise in Hindu right-wing violence against minority groups.

Explained: India’s massive elections are over so where does that leave Narendra Modi as counting day looms?
India elections: BJP may need the allies Narendra Modi drove away

Regional parties could prove to be kingmakers if neither of the big two secure a majority, but an ‘abusive and degenerate’ campaign by the prime minister has alienated those who may hold the keys to power.

19 May 2019 - 2:47AM

Regional parties could prove to be kingmakers if neither of the big two secure a majority, but an ‘abusive and degenerate’ campaign by the prime minister has alienated those who may hold the keys to power.

India elections: BJP may need the allies Narendra Modi drove away
Amid the heat and dust of India’s elections, transgender woman Sneha Kale from Mumbai is making history

Sneha Kale is contesting one of the six parliamentary seats in Mumbai – the first transgender person to run in the city’s parliamentary elections.

28 Apr 2019 - 5:20AM

Sneha Kale is contesting one of the six parliamentary seats in Mumbai – the first transgender person to run in the city’s parliamentary elections.

Amid the heat and dust of India’s elections, transgender woman Sneha Kale from Mumbai is making history
Muslim-Hindu violence in Uttar Pradesh helped India’s Modi take power. Six years on, peace could kick him out

In 2013, Muzaffarnagar was rocked by sectarian riots that left 62 people dead and helped propel Narendra Modi’s BJP party to power. Six years on the communities are uniting – and see the BJP as a common enemy.

29 Mar 2019 - 4:34PM

In 2013, Muzaffarnagar was rocked by sectarian riots that left 62 people dead and helped propel Narendra Modi’s BJP party to power. Six years on the communities are uniting – and see the BJP as a common enemy.

Muslim-Hindu violence in Uttar Pradesh helped India’s Modi take power. Six years on, peace could kick him out
Explainer | Kashmir conflict explained: what took Pakistan and India to brink of war?

Both countries have fought over the disputed territory since 1947, but the latest air strikes signal a worrying escalation. Here’s the conflict explained.

5 Mar 2019 - 2:59PM

Both countries have fought over the disputed territory since 1947, but the latest air strikes signal a worrying escalation. Here’s the conflict explained.

Kashmir conflict explained: what took Pakistan and India to brink of war?
WhatsApp rumours have led to 30 deaths in India. In this social media disinformation age, the only question is: who’s next?

Anger at a terrorist attack in Kashmir has opened the floodgates of disinformation online, which civil society groups are now working to combat

25 Feb 2019 - 7:43PM

Anger at a terrorist attack in Kashmir has opened the floodgates of disinformation online, which civil society groups are now working to combat

WhatsApp rumours have led to 30 deaths in India. In this social media disinformation age, the only question is: who’s next?