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While most Western leaders silently watched the conversion of Hagia Sophia, one of Christianity's holiest churches, into a mosque, India's Hindus seem to have bucked the trend. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a temple on the holy Hindu site destroyed by the Muslim invaders in the sixteenth century. 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rallied troops near the China border on Friday, weeks after twenty Indian soldiers were killed by the Chinese military. The deadly clash took place on June 15 after China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) invaded and occupied a strategic mountain pass located near India's northern tip.

India has banned TikTok and other Chinese mobile apps on the grounds of national security. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government blacklisted 59 China-based apps, calling them "malicious" tools that "harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens."

The ongoing India-China border dispute turned deadly on Tuesday after 20 Indian soldiers, including a senior army officer, were killed by Chinese troops in the Himalayan region, the Indian army confirmed. Indian "Army has lost one officer and 19 soldiers in a violent face off, newspaper Indian Express reported on Tuesday.

India and Australia inked a series of defense agreements on Thursday aimed at countering Communist China's growing military aggression in the region. Both countries elevated their ties to a "Comprehensive Strategic Partnership" at a video summit between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.

Given recent developments following the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, the era of China being the go-to manufacturing destination for the U.S. companies appears to be coming to an end. The United States seeks to decouple its economy from Communist China in a post-coronavirus scenario, media reports say. Washington wants to empower India and other Indo-Pacific allies to replace manufacturing supply chains running through China.

The border tensions between China and India have escalated once again, after hundreds of Chinese troops crossed into Indian territory. Soldiers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) breached the Indian border at multiple locations in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, Indian media reports said on Saturday.

Lifting a blanket export ban, India has shipped a huge consignment of coronavirus treatment drugs to Israel. New Delhi delivered a five-tonne cargo of medicines including chloroquine, the antiviral drug currently being used in the treatment of Wuhan coronavirus.

Hundreds of thousands of Indians came out to welcome U.S. President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump in the northwestern city of Ahmadabad as he began a two-day tour of the country. This is his first official visit to the Asian country. Crowds cheered President Trump as he rode in the armored presidential limousine, "The Beast," along the 22-km route from the airport to the Motera stadium, venue for the "Namaste Trump" rally.

India is gearing up to welcome President Donald Trump on his first official visit to the country. The U.S. President and First Lady Melania Trump will arrive on February 24 on a two day tour of the country. "India will accord a memorable welcome to our esteemed guests," Indian Prime Minister Modi vowed ahead of the visit.

President Donald Trump joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a massive rally at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday. Around 50,000 Indian Americans attended the "Howdy Modi!" event. "I'm so thrilled to be here in Texas with one of America's greatest, most devoted and most loyal friends, Prime Minister Modi of India," President Trump told a roaring crowd.