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Indian PM Manmohan Singh to retire after elections

3 January 2014 Last updated at 15:21 GMT

The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has announced that he will not seek a third term in office.

At a rare news conference, his third in 10 years, he said he will hand over to a new leader if his Congress Party wins the next election in May.

Sanjoy Majumder reports.