India is the seventh-largest country and the second-most populous in the world. Following market-based reforms it has become a "newly industrialised country."
The newly formed Republic of India was one of first nations to end the State of War with Germany after World War II and did not claim war reparations from Germany although 24,000 soldiers serving in the British Indian Army died in the campaign to fight Nazi Germany. India maintained diplomatic relations with both West Germany and East Germany and supported their reunification in 1990.
After almost a year of planning and preparation and 28 days of rigorous climbing, Ajeet Bajaj and 25-year-old Deeya have become the first ever Indian father-daughter team to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They talked to DW correspondent Murali Krishnan about the highs and lows of their daring adventure.
Nineteen-year-old Ginni Mahi is a Punjabi folk, pop and hip-hop musician who uses her music to challenge the caste system. Ginni grew up in a Dalit community, considered the lowest caste in India. Since rocketing to social media stardom in 2016, Ginni has been dubbed “a viral voice of assertion for ‘lower’ castes”. WorldLink talked to her.
A first-ever UN human rights report on Kashmir calls for international inquiry into multiple violations. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on "a conflict that has robbed millions of their basic human rights, and continues to this day to inflict untold suffering."