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.
Basking in glory after emerging victorious in a recent divisive referendum, Turkish leader Erdogan is traveling to India as part of a whirlwind tour of global powers. The agenda includes terror, trade and nuclear issues.
This week it's all about art and the struggles artists often face. We hear from musicians in India whose craft is on the brink of extinction, how ballet teaches girls in the slums of Kenya so much more than just how to dance and what it's like to work as a singer for Japan's tough J-Pop industry.
Hidden in India's hinterlands, there are melodies you've most likely never heard and dances you've never seen... and maybe never will. The culture of thousands of Indian tribal artists is slowly vanishing. But two brothers, Soumik and Souvid Datta set out to record their unique tunes for their film project Tuning 2 U - Lost Musicians of India.
Timm Schneider, a medical doctor in Berlin and one of the founders of the German network for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) regularly treats patients in India with the NGO Samhathi. DW talks to him about his experiences with NTDs and why he's so invested in fighting these diseases.
India's capital New Delhi is battling with new outbreaks of dengue fever and chikungunya every year. All over the world, some 400 million people get infected with dengue every year. And like chikungunya, it can be very painful, and there is no vaccine against it. People with a weak immune systems can even die from the disease. Jürgen Webermann has more and his report is presented by Nik Martin.
Four leaders of the ruling BJP have been ordered to stand trial on conspiracy charges over a sectarian attack in 1992. Thousands were killed in violence that erupted after Hindu zealots razed a 16th-century mosque.