Paramilitary soldiers walk in a market area, decorated in preparation for the arrival of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, in Tawang, in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009. This remote town in the Himalayan foothills spruced up its monasteries Friday to prepare for the Dalai Lama's arrival, a trip highlighting the growing friction between China and India, two nuclear-armed giants vying for economic and political power in the region.
Indian paramilitary personnel inspect the bodies of three villagers allegedly shot by Maoists at Kusbani forest area in Midnapore, some 130 kms west of Kolkata on November 7, 2009. A number of Maoist leaflets written in Bengali and which appealed for punishment for the people who raised funds in the name of Maoists, were found at the site.
Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near the site of an explosion in Srinagar, India, Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. Suspected Islamic insurgents fired at government forces and exploded a hand grenade separately in crowded shopping areas in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Monday, killing two paramilitary soldiers and wounding seven others, police said.
Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard at a security check post in Itanagar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India on October 11, 2009. With the final countdown for the October 13 State Assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh, the state is working for peaceful elections in the Himalayan region which shares a 2,000 km border with China.
Indian security personnel stand guard at the site of an ambush, near Oksu village, 25 kilometers (15 miles) east of Imphal, India, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. Separatist rebels ambushed a paramilitary vehicle Saturday, killing four soldiers and injuring four others in India's insurgency-wracked northeastern state of Manipur, police said.
Indian police and paramilitary soldiers stand near a damaged police bus after an explosion in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Sep. 12, 2009. Suspected Islamic militants set off a powerful blast in Indian-administered Kashmir killing three people and wounding at least seven others Saturday, a senior police official said.