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India's FM may purge U.S. think tank links

NEW DELHI, June 5 (UPI) -- India's new foreign minister is considering purging his Congress Party of close ties to U.S. think tanks, The Hindu newspaper reported Friday.

Indian, Pakistani PMs discuss peace

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 30 (UPI) -- Pakistan assured India Sunday it wants to continue the peace process initiated by the former Indian government.

Gandhi to pursue peace with Pakistan

NEW DELHI, May 30 (UPI) -- The leader of India's ruling Congress Party will visit Pakistan to pursue bilateral peace talks, the Indian foreign minister said Sunday.

New policy blueprint reveals India's DNA.

CALCUTTA, India, May 28 (UPI) -- The economic and policy blueprint document called the Common Minimum Program which the United Progressive Alliance government revealed Thursday indicates a some
INDRAJIT BASU, UPI Business Correspondent

India investors upbeat on cabinet lineup

CALCUTTA, India, May 25 (UPI) -- Manmohan Singh taking the Indian prime minister's job last week instead of Sonya Gandhi worked wonders for India's stock market. And this week, it was the reapp
INDRAJIT BASU, UPI Business Correspondent

India's Gandhi to visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 25 (UPI) -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf telephoned Indian political leader Sonia Gandhi Tuesday and invited her to visit Islamabad for peace talks.

U.S. seeks close ties with India

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The United States assured India Monday it wants to maintain close ties with the world's largest democracy despite a change of government in New Delhi.

Bottom Line: Gandhi's unpower-grab

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Supporters of Sonia Gandhi were correct that the leader of the triumphant Congress Party had earned the right to become India's next prime minister. She was equ
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Pakistanis positive about India PM

NEW DELHI, May 24 (UPI) -- Pakistani analysts view the Indian election result as a change for the better, and believe that India-Pakistan relations will improve, The India Times reports.

Manmohan Singh sworn in as India's 13th PM

NEW DELHI, May 22 (UPI) -- Manmohan Singh was sworn in Saturday as India's 13th prime minister and it's first non-Hindu head of state.

The economic mind of India's new PM

CALCUTTA, India, May 21 (UPI) -- He has neither the charisma nor the political legacy of the famous Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Yet in a dramatic twist of events in India on Wednesday, former Finance
INDRAJIT BASU, UPI Business Correspondent

India vows to continue peace with Pakistan

NEW DELHI, May 20 (UPI) -- India's Prime Minister-elect Manmohan Singh Thursday pledged to pursue peace with neighboring Pakistan. "We seek the most friendly relations with our neighbors. ... More so with Pakistan than any other," Singh said in his first news conference.

India's new PM: no 2 power centers

NEW DELHI, May 20 (UPI) -- India's prime minister-elect Manmohan Singh Thursday denied there will be two power centers in his government -- him and Congress Party head Sonia Gandhi.

Manmohan Singh to be India's new PM

NEW DELHI, May 19 (UPI) -- India's Congress Party has picked former Finance Minister Manmohan Singh to be prime minister, a day after party leader Sonia Gandhi turned down the job.

Gandhi shows reluctance to be new PM

NEW DELHI, May 18 (UPI) -- India plunged into a political uncertainty after Italian-born Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi declined to become the new Prime Minister.
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2009. UPI/Andrew Harrer/Pool
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Manmohan Singh (Punjabi: ਮਨਮੋਹਨ ਸਿੰਘ ; Hindi: मनमोहन सिंह  ( listen); born 26 September 1932) is the 13th and current Prime Minister of India. He is the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term. A Sikh, he was the first non-Hindu to occupy the office. Singh is also the 7th Prime Minister belonging to the Indian National Congress party.

Singh previously carried out economic reforms in India in 1991, during his tenure as the Finance Minister, under the leadership of P. V. Narasimha Rao, from 1991 to 1996. These reforms resulted in the end of the Licence Raj system, helping to open the Indian economy to greater international trade and investment.

In 2010, Newsweek magazine recognized him as a world leader who is respected by other heads of state, describing him as "the leader other leaders love." The article quoted Mohamed ElBaradei, who remarked that Dr. Singh is "the model of what a political leader should be." Singh is number 18 on the 2010 Forbes list of the world's most powerful people. Forbes magazine described Singh as being "universally praised as India's best prime minister since Nehru".

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