A former Indian naval officer has been sentenced to death by a Pakistan court after being found guilty of espionage and sabotage in a military trial slammed by New Delhi as “farcical”. In a strongly-worded diplomatic démarche the Indian government warned that it would consider it “a case of premeditated murder” if Islamabad carried out the death sentence against Kulbhushan Jadhav.
At New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India’s premier public hospital, junior doctors have just added a course to their training: Taekwondo, the Korean martial art. The aim is to give young doctors the requisite techniques to defend themselves, should they be attacked while on duty at the overcrowded, undermanned hospital. Fears of such assaults are not far-fetched.