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Switzerland and India may seem like poles apart but they have more in common than you think.

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The Indian government wants the country to become a global manufacturing hub
The Alpine resort of St Moritz becomes a backdrop for a game of winter cricket  with actor Ranveer Singh at the crease
The Mir family built their business by selling silk carpets woven by weavers in their native Kashmir
China has promised to invest $46 billion on an economic corridor between Balochistan’s Gwadar port and its Xinjiang region, making Pakistan jittery about resistance from locals
Only three of the 104 satellites launched were Indian
While outrage against sexual abuse has become more common in recent years, violence within the confines of marriage still remains in the shadows
According to the World Health Organization, 842 000 people are estimated to die each year from diarrhea as a result of unsafe drinking-water, sanitation and hand hygiene
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Prominent Bollywood filming locations in Switzerland. Click on the different locations to watch the movie scenes filmed there

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Switzerland and India are poles apart but they are also connected in many weird and wonderful ways. The India desk's job is to unearth these ...

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