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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Hamid Mir leaves the Supreme Court in Islamabad in a wheelchair last month

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Hamid Mir has survived several attempts on his life, but is determined to keep on broadcasting

Pakistan rangers take part in a search operation after the firing incident at Karachi airport

Karachi airport attacks: Second assault in two days raises serious security questions

Barely a day after militants laid siege to Karachi airport in an attack that left more than 35 people dead, gunmen launched a new assault on the facility in an assault that raised fresh questions about the country’s ability to confront the Taliban

Pakistani Rangers keep watch at the fire-damaged premises of a cold-storage cargo facility at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on 10 June 2014, following the 9 June attack by militants

Karachi airport attacks: Security forces under fresh assault as 'terrorist hideouts' struck

Security forces at Karachi airport have come under fresh attack, a day after militants launched an audacious assault on the facility that left at least 36 people dead. The latest attack came as Pakistan’s interior minister was briefing parliament about Monday's assault.

The mango tree where the bodies of the two victims were found hanging. The girls were believed to be aged between 12 and 14

India gang-rape: Family of murdered girls say local police are trying to frame them

Police chief says property dispute may been behind killings - but one girl's brother says family owned a tiny patch of land 'too small' to fight about

Crusader: Dinanath Batra, who, like India’s new premier, once belonged to the right-wing

Writers and historians fear for India's free speech as a resurgent Hindu nationalism uses law to bring publishers to heel

Dinanath Batra considers himself a campaigner with a cause.

Golden temple massacre anniversary: Twelve injured in sword fight between Sikhs rowing over who should speak first at memorial

Indian television channels showed dozens of Sikhs wearing traditional turbans and robes waving swords at each and pointing spears as the two groups sized each other up

The Taliban has released a video showing the handover of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to US Special Forces in eastern Afghanistan, in a smooth exchange that took place in just ten careful seconds

Handshakes and dust: Taliban release video of US PoW Bowe Bergdahl's first taste of freedom

There were some handshakes, a pat-down and then they were gone. The handover of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier held prisoner by the Taliban for almost five years, was completed in a matter of seconds.

Thailand's anti-coup protesters adopt 'The Hunger Games' salute

Protesters demonstrating against the coup in Thailand are taking inspiration from Hollywood. The three-fingered salute that featured in The Hunger Games movies has been adopted by those trying to persuade the troops to return to their barracks.

Anti-coup protesters have been staging protests and demonstrations in the nation's capital

Thailand’s coup: brokered by the army and PDRC

While the tourists continue to flock to Thailand’s beaches, things can very quickly get ugly

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were protesting against the rape and hanging of two girls

Indian Police use water cannons to disperse women's rights protesters after gang-rape and murder

Police in northern India used water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters who were demonstrating against the authorities’ seeming inability to halt sexual attacks and violence against women.

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