India has signed a multi-billion-euro deal to buy French Rafale combat jets. One of the biggest arms deals in the world, it’s part of an overhaul of India’s military intended to keep pace with what it sees as threats in China and Pakistan.
He is the youngest president in the history of the Fifth Republic, and is popular abroad. Yet Emmanuel Macron has earned mixed reviews at home in the first 100 days after his election. DW looks at his presidency so far.
When India and Pakistan became independent 70 years ago, they were at the same level of development, with both equally poor and wretched. But the economic gap between them is growing.
An attempt to amend a provision in the Indian constitution that allows only long-term residents of Kashmir to own land has sparked a controversy. Muslim groups consider it a bid to alter the state's demography.
India and Pakistan became independent from British rule in 1947, yet they are still belligerent neighbors locked in territorial disputes and deep mistrust. The scar of partition remains unhealed, says DW's Shamil Shams.
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