India

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Group.png India   Sourcewatch
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Type nation state
Location Asia
Leader Prime Minister of India
The "Jewel in the Crown" of the British Empire. Until independence in 1947 it was ruled from London under the auspices of a British-appointed Viceroy whose powers were absolute.

India is the second most populous nation state in the world, after China. In 2013, India was #9 in the world in terms of military expenditure.[1]

Deep Event

After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the National Investigation Agency was set up, a special national "counter-terrorism" agency empowered to deal with terror-related matters anywhere in India without permission from the state governments.

Pollution

In 2015, the New York Times reported on Delhi's air pollution that "nearly half of the city’s 4.4 million schoolchildren have irreversible lung damage from the poisonous air."[2]

Cash

In 2016, the Indian central bank banned their highest denomination banknote, citing concerns about corruption.[3]  

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Events

EventDate
2008 Mumbai attacks
Le Cercle/2006 (Delhi)7 December 2006 - 11 December 2006
 

Groups

GroupDate
National Investigation Agency31 December 2008 - Present
University of Delhi
 

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PersonBornSummary
Hamid Karzai24 December 1957President of Afghanistan


References

  1. http://www.iiss.org/en/about%20us/press%20room/press%20releases/press%20releases/archive/2014-dd03/february-0abc/military-balance-2014-press-statement-52d7
  2. http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=46718
  3. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11766817