India and Pakistan exchanged heavy mortar and machinegun fire along their border and in the disputed Kashmir province Tuesday, as a key Kashmiri separatist was gunned down.
At least nine more people died in Western India Monday as a result of continuing violence between Hindus and Muslims that has left more than 570 dead in six days.
The Indian government has deployed troops to the western state of Gujarat to quell a third day of violence between Hindus and Muslims.
Mobs of angry Hindus rampaged through the western Indian state Gujarat, killing at least 58 Muslims in retaliation for an attack yesterday that left nearly 60 Hindus dead.
A mob of angry Muslims set fire to a trainload of Hindu activists in western India Wednesday, killing at least 57 people, including fifteen children.
India Friday successfully tested a new version of its most potent nuclear-capable missile -- a move Pakistan warned could further heighten tensions between the historic rivals.
Secretary of State Colin Powell Wednesday pledged U.S. involvement in any dialogue between India as Pakistan as continuing tensions along the border appeared to ease a bit.
Less than two hours after India ordered at least half of Pakistani diplomats sent home and its airline banned from using Indian airspace, Pakistan retaliated by ordering the same sanctions against the largely Hindu nation.
Despite assurances from both countries that they will use restraint, India and Pakistan have put their missiles on alert and are moving troops to the border for a possible confrontation.
India today announced it was recalling its top diplomat to Pakistan, and said will terminate its bus and rail service to the country beginning Jan. 1.
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