Parliament approves creation of India's 29th state

NEW DELHI, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Telangana is set to become India's 29th state after Parliament approved the measure, ending its long, arduous and even violent journey.

AgustaWestland remains a bidder for Indian deal

BANGALORE, India, May 10 (UPI) -- Agusta Westland's bids for utility helicopters for India's navy and coast guard will remain, despite the company being investigated over bribery allegations in another contract.

India homes in on sub torpedo supplier

NEW DELHI, March 28 (UPI) -- Final procurement of a $300 million sub-launched torpedo deal will go ahead after the Ministry of Defense dismissed concerns over alleged improper purchasing processes.

Some pilots' papers in India may be forged

NEW DELHI, March 14 (UPI) -- Indian authorities say they will investigate allegations there are airline pilots who obtained their licenses using forged documents.

Indian playwright Habib Tanvir dead at 85

BHOPAL, India, June 8 (UPI) -- Indian playwright and theater director Habib Tanvir has died in a Bhopal hospital following a brief illness, his family said Monday. He was 85.

Defense gets priority on India spectrum

NEW DELHI, May 12 (UPI) -- It will be up to India's military to determine how much new wireless spectrum will be turned over to civilian telcos, Indian media reported Friday.

Parliament suspemds lawmaler

NEW DELHI, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Indian Parliament has been rocked by a TV program showing a number of politicians were prepared to take cash for questions.
KUSHAL JEENA, UPI Correspondent

India says 27 terror camps face Kashmir

NEW DELHI, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- India's defense minister says Pakistan still protects 27 militant training camps facing Kashmir.

India OKs nuclear proliferation law

NEW DELHI, May 13 (UPI) -- India's Parliament Friday passed a bill banning the transfer of weapons of mass destruction and related technology to states and terrorist groups.

India to get 24 AJTs in 2008

NEW DELHI, July 7 (UPI) -- The Indian government said Wednesday it will take delivery of 24 British-made Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers in February 2008.