The Indian Space Research Organization loses contact with "Vikram" moments before its planned soft landing on the Moon. India would have been the fourth nation to have explored the lunar surface, had "Vikram" successfully landed, and it would have deployed the "Pragyan" rover onto the surface.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan vows to fight India's unilateral decision to revoke Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy, including in the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council. Mr. Khan stated this move is a breach of international law, adding he feared the possibility of ethnic cleansing in the Muslim-majority region.
India revokes Jammu and Kashmir's special status amidst increased regional tensions. The Indian government moved additional troops into the sensitive area before banning assemblies, closing schools, restricting tourism and announcing a plan to split the state into two union territories.