Andrew Buncombe

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.

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India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), with his supporters yesterday at the BJP’s Gujarat headquarters in Gandhinagar, is the first Indian leader to have been born after independence in 1947

India election results 2014: How will Narendra Modi change the country?

The leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party looks set to become India's next prime minister. So what can he do for the country and where will it stand as a world power?

India election results 2014: Congress party concedes defeat as Narendra Modi heads for landslide

Rahul Gandhi, who headed the ruling Congress party’s campaign, is fighting to hold onto his own seat in the Uttar Pradesh district of Amethi

Anti-government protesters wave a Thai flag outside the parliament building in Bangkok

Thailand unrest: Army chief warns troops could step in

Statement comes after three protesters killed by unidentified gunmen close to Bangkok’s Democracy Monument

Military policemen gather to block anti-government protesters from entering the hall of the air force academy compound in Bangkok where the meeting was taking place

Thailand: Three killed and Prime Minister forced to flee in Bangkok as country edges closer to chaos

Acting Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan had been attending a meeting with election officials when protesters broke into the venue

Congress Party’s Rahul Gandhi waves to supporters at a recent rally in Varanasi
Anti-government protesters wave a Thai flag outside the parliament building in Bangkok

Does Thailand’s democracy have a future?

Letter from Asia: The stalemate that leaves Thailand’s future looking increasingly hopeless

Indian election: Stock markets surge to record high after exit polls predict Narendra Modi landslide

Modi had often said if he became prime minister, investors would encounter a 'red carpet' rather than red tape

Mr Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party are on track to surpass 272 seats once the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition are included, enough for a majority
Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministeral candidate Narendra Modi arrives in a helicopter at the parade ground to attend an election rally in support of local candidates in Allahabad
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