The Independent's Asia Correspondent Andrew Buncombe is based in Delhi. His dominion ranges over India, Pakistan, Burma, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, occasionally parts of South East Asia and - or at least he is hoping - The Maldives.
25 May 2013 12:55 AM
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The five-mile high octogenarian contest: 80-year-old man begins quest to become oldest man to climb Mount Everest... but 81-year-old rival also seeks title
22 May 2013 01:15 PM
Yuichiro Miura, 80, who has had heart surgery four times is already in the oxygen-deficient 'death zone'
22 May 2013 12:15 PM
Request is likely to spark anxiety in neighbouring Pakistan
The height of rule-breaking: Everest climber Daniel Hughes in trouble for 'illegal' video interview from peak
21 May 2013 02:30 PM
A British climber who delivered a live video interview from the top of Mount Everest has found himself in trouble with the Nepalese authorities who have branded the broadcast illegal.
20 May 2013 07:26 PM
Can socks, or rather an absence of them, save Pakistan this hot, blistering summer?
20 May 2013 01:47 PM
The removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which protects Indian troops from prosecution, would be a gesture of goodwill to Kashmir's population
Unmasked at last: mother comes face to face with men accused of raping and killing her daughter in India
18 May 2013 12:00 AM
Family issues plea for justice in bus rape case that shocked India
14 May 2013 06:18 PM
Dozens of people are feared to have drowned after several boats carrying Muslim refugees fleeing an approaching cyclone sank in the Bay of Bengal.
Pakistan election: Fourteen years after he was ousted, Nawaz Sharif welcomes journalists to his country house and returns with warm words for old enemies
13 May 2013 04:59 PM
Andrew Buncombe joins Pakistan’s new PM at his country house where he hears about his headaches over electricity, building the economy, and tackling militancy
13 May 2013 09:34 AM
Former Prime Minister secures third term in office – and vows to make an impact in Pakistan within 100 days
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