Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s underperformance in India’s general elections in June 2024 put a dent in his aura of invincibility and suggests that the appeal of his Hindu nationalist agenda could be fading. Whether that forces Modi to rein in his illiberal tendencies remains to be seen.

A Chinese coast guard vessel passes by a Philippine coast guard ship.

A Chinese vessel and a Philippine ship collided yesterday in the South China Sea, marking the latest and one of the most serious in a series of confrontations between the two sides.