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India launches first home-built aircraft carrier

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India’s indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant is docked at the Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kerala, August 11, 2013. India has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Monday, joining the world’s military elite. It comes two days after the activation of India’s first nuclear submarine, a move hailed as a “giant stride in technological capabilities.” The INS Vikrant will... 

Apocalyptic Floods Hit India, Over 1000 Dead

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Early monsoon rains have swept northern India, causing floods and landslides, killing at least 600 and leaving tens of thousands missing, officials report. About 100 towns and villages remain cut off since Sunday, and the death toll is expected to rise. Many of the missing are pilgrims and tourists that were at the foothills of the Himalayas at the Ganges river, which is sacred to Hindus, at the time... 

Investigators probe deadly Maoist ambush in central India

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Maoist rebels at a training camp in eastern India A team of India’s top anti-terrorism investigators and security experts has launched an investigation into a recent deadly ambush by Maoist rebels in the central state of Chhattisgarh, officials say. Indian officials say six-member National investigation Agency team held several meetings with the police and senior administration officials in the troubled... 
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