The secular Congress party has won the national elections in India marking a major defeat for the fundamentalist Hindu BJP party.
The BJP advocates Hindu nationalism, including laws against converting Hindus to other faiths. The group is also associated with radical groups that attacked Christians last year.
In nearby Sri Lanka, the government is declaring victory in a 25-year civil war against Tamil rebels.
In recent months, the military has driven the rebels from their strongholds in the north, killing more than 22,000, including the Tamil leader this week.
Overall, more than 70,000 people died in the war.
K.P. Yohannan is president of Gospel for Asia, a group that supports church workers in India and Sri Lanka.
He recently spoke with CBN News about the recent developments in those countries and the future of Sri Lanka.
Stay with us to watch as he explains the role the church has played in rebuilding Sri Lanka and how India's Christians are holding up after faceing violent attacks from radical Hindus last fall.