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Will Zardari follow Musharraf?

MANIPAL, India, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- After Pervez Musharraf himself, the individual who will be most nervous at the resignation of Pakistan's president is the Pakistan People's Party co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari. For it was Musharraf -- admittedly with repeated prodding from U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice -- who offered Benazir Bhutto's widower amnesty from the numerous corruption cases against him in exchange for his party's support for his presidency.
M.D. NALAPAT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Former Indian PM cremated

HYDERABAD, India, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Former Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was cremated Saturday with full state honors in Hyderabad, the BBC reported.

Bottom Line: Rao, RIP

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Former Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, a towering political figure in his country's economic surge over the last generation, passed away on Dec. 23 at
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Former Indian leader Rao dead at 83

NEW DELHI, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- India's former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao died at the age of 83 Thursday in New Delhi of cardiac failure, the Press Trust of India reported.

PM to meet press after 10 years

NEW DELHI, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is due to address a national news conference Saturday, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in more than 12 years.

The Bear's Lair: Another victim for Demos

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- India's rejection of prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee reminds one in its ingratitude of Britain's rejection of Winston Churchill in 1945. Like Margaret Thatc
MARTIN HUTCHINSON

Indo-Pakistan nuclear myth

MANIPAL, India, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Since the mid-1980s, there has been a vigorous campaign by academics in the United States and Europe to say that a "high" risk of nuclear war exists between Pak
M.D. NALAPAT, A UPI Outside view commentary
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Pamulaparthi Venkata Narasimha Rao (Telugu: పాములపర్తి వెంకట నరసింహారావు) (28 June 1921 – 23 December 2004), who was commonly known as P. V. Narasimha Rao, served as the 12th Prime Minister of the Republic of India. He led one of the most important administrations in India's modern history, overseeing a major economic transformation and several incidents affecting national security. Rao accelerated the dismantling of the license raj. Rao, also called the "Father of Indian Economic Reforms," is best remembered for launching India's free market reforms that rescued the almost bankrupt nation from economic collapse. He was also commonly referred to as the Chanakya of modern India for his ability to steer tough economic and political legislation through the parliament at a time when he headed a minority government.

Rao's term as Prime Minister was an eventful one in India's history. Besides marking a paradigm shift from the socialist economy propagated by Nehru to a market driven one, his years as Prime Minister also saw the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party, a major right-wing party, as an alternative to the Indian National Congress which had been governing India for most of its post-independence history. Rao's term also saw the destruction of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya which triggered one of the worst Hindu-Muslim riots in the country since its independence.

Rao's later life was marked by political isolation due to his association with corruption charges. Rao was acquitted on all charges prior to his death in 2004 of a heart attack in New Delhi. He was cremated in Hyderabad.

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