Three Maoists are killed and two are seriously injured in a fight with security forces in the Giridih district of India's Jharkhand state.
Pakistan asked India to reverse its “unlawful and destabilizing actions” in Kashmir as a result of large scale movement of Indian army forces into the disputed region. Tension between the states have been high since Narendra Modi stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy in August 2019. There is concern that the territory would be further partitioned into the state of Jammu and union territory of Kashmir.
In an election occurring in the midst of massive protests against the central government, the incumbent right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party is projected to lose its majority to the United Progressive Alliance parties in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.
The Indian Space Research Organization successfully launches Chandrayaan-2 to survey lunar water from Satish Dhawan Space Center, India's second lunar exploration mission. If successful, Chandrayaan-2 will become the first spacecraft to land on the lunar south pole.