Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pose during a session at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 2, 2021.

India Seeks to Escape an Asian Future Led by China

A flurry of trade talks herald an economic realignment toward the West.

China and the Maldives’ presidents attend a welcome ceremony.

China’s Two-Ocean Strategy Puts India in a Pincer

The Chinese foreign minister’s island hopping is the latest sign of contestation over the Indo-Pacific.

Nuns walk near the entrance of the head office of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata on Dec. 28.

India’s Religious Minorities Are Under Attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on a recent spate of hate speech and violence is deafening.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

How Narendra Modi Nearly Lost His Way in 2021

India’s farmers’ protests and COVID-19 catastrophe may have slowed the prime minister’s rise.

Protesters carry signs with anti-AFSPA slogans.

Army Killings in India’s Nagaland Reignite Debate Over Controversial Law

Civilian killings by the Indian Army in Nagaland state have revived debate about the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Indian Army soldiers near the Line of Actual Control

Pentagon Worries About Chinese Buildup Near India

China’s new airports and highways near the border have put officials on edge.

Pro-democracy protest in Seoul

Biden’s Democracy Summit Success Now Depends on Allies

In Asia, the door is wide open to new partnerships bolstering democratic norms.

A soldier walks along a street in India.

Does India Want to Solve Its Pollution Problem?

The country has the most polluted cities in the world—but so far is doing very little in response.

A smiling Putin and Modi shake hands.

Modi’s Delicate Balancing Act

Modi’s twin diplomatic meetings this week underscore how Russia remains a source of discord between the United States and India.

India's most marginalized Dalit community members shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi on Aug. 9, 2018.

Modi’s Farm Bills and Their Repeal Will Do Nothing for This Group

Bonded laborers, many of whom belong to the Dalit community, are owned by their landlords and work for little or no pay.

Karambir's mother, Bahoti Devi, sits outside the family home with the farming family's buffalos behind her in Haryana, India, on March 27.

Farmers Have Become Martyrs in India

A grim death toll accompanies long-running protests.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the United Nations.

Profiling Modi’s India

A recent book shows how threats to democracy were apparent from the prime minister’s earliest beginnings.

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan performs.

Modi’s Growing Crackdown on Bollywood

India’s film industry is under growing pressure to bend its knee to Hindu nationalists.

Indian nuclear power plant in Narora

India Needs a Big Nuclear Bet to Keep COP26 Promises

The United States can play a key role in civilian nuclear aid.

Indian border guards patrol the Indian-Pakistani border.

Border Openings Could Signal an Indian-Pakistani Thaw

Relaxing restrictions on the Punjab border could lead to a bigger shift as both sides recalibrate relations.

Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard during a random search along a street in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, on Nov. 9, a day after a salesman was shot to death by suspected anti-India militants.

What’s Behind the Latest Violence in Kashmir?

Militants are attacking minorities and outsiders in pursuit of demographic hegemony.

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