The row among India and Pakistan had another chapter today. Pakistan Prime-Minister Nawaz Sharif has accused India of an “unprecedented arms build-up”.
Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York, he said his country would “take whatever measures are necessary to maintain credible deterrence”.
The tensions over that countries has rise after protests in Kashmir since last month.
India accused Pakistan of masterminding the deadliest attack on security forces in the region in two decades.
Any Indian official has rebuked Sharif’s thaughts
In his first visit to UK, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to British parliament. He said the two countries needed to create “one of the leading global partnerships”.
Modi, whose three-day visit is the first by an Indian prime minister in a decade, said India’s relationship with the UK was of “immense importance”
He also said that India viewed the UK as its “entry point to the EU”.
“Yes we are going to other European countries as well, but we will continue to consider the UK as our entry point to the EU as far as possible,” he added.
Mr Modi said the UK and India were “two strong economies and two innovative societies” but he said their relationship “must set higher ambitions”.
“We are igniting the engines of our manufacturing sector,” he told MPs.
“The progress of India is the destiny of one sixth of humanity,” he added.
His speech marked the first time a serving Indian prime minister had spoken in the UK’s Parliament.
During the Three-day visit, Modi will meet with Queen Elizabeth II and make an speech to 60.000 on London Olympic Stadium.
Conclusion: Pakistan is very envy now.
Indian Finance Minster Arun Jaitley unveils the first government budget. He announces unprecedented corporate tax cut and proposes major benefits for the poor, introducing a universal social security scheme.
The main budget terms are:
- Five “ultra mega” power projects of 4,000 megawatts (MW) will be built to ease the energy crisis
- Spending on infrastructure will be raised by $11.3bn (£7.32bn) to boost growth
- Creating a “universal social security” that would give poor Indians access to subsidised insurance and pensions
- Implementation of a uniform countrywide goods and services tax (GST) by April 2016
- Welfare money to be paid directly into people’s bank accounts to eliminate corruption and wastage
- Wealth tax to be abolished and replaced by a surcharge on the super rich
- Corporate tax to be cut by 25% over next four years
Spoke to parliamente, Jaitley said the country was growing at a strong rate, inflation was down and foreign exchange reserves were high.
“We inherited a sentiment of doom and gloom. The investment community had almost written us off. We have come a long way since then,” he said.
“We have turned around the economy, dramatically restoring macroeconomic stability and creating the conditions for sustainable poverty elimination, job creation, durable double digit economic growth.”
India could be growth 8% on 2015-2016, says analysts.
What’s it means: India put fears on China with their accelerate growth.
After a landslide victory, anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal sworn in as New Delhi’s Chief-Minister. He vowed to to end Delhi’s “VIP culture”, lower energy and water bills and safe place for women.
He pledged to make Delhi “India’s first corruption-free state” in five years.
“If somebody asks for a bribe, don’t say no. Just take your mobile out of your pocket and record it on your phone,” he was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.
“You then come and give it to me. We will take the toughest action against the offenders.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was invited for it. But he has decline the invitation.
Conclusion: It’s a hard work for Kejriwal
The results of elections on Indian state of Delhi was released today. The Common Man Party (Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)) has won on New Delhi. The party leader Arvind Kejriwal becomes new chief-minister. The BJP party acknowledges the defeat. It’s a first political setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kejriwal told cheering party supporters that the “people of Delhi have achieved something spectacular”.
“With the help of people, we will make Delhi a city which both poor and rich will feel proud of,” he said.
As supporters showered him with rose petals, Mr Kejriwal said the huge mandate was “very scary and we should live up to people’s expectations”.
Conclusion: More headaches for Modi.
The Indian state of Delhi goes to the polls for elected a new chief-minister. The latest exit polls says anti-corruption Common Man party (Aam Admi) of former tax inspector Arvind Kejriwal is in the lead and could win. It’s a clear test for Prime-Minister Narendra Modi after his landmak victory on last June. Kerjiwal voes a good administration in Delhi and a safe place for women despite recent rises of rape in the region. Conclusion: It’s a democracy, Modi.