The guilty verdict announced Monday for Pakistani gunman Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab closed one chapter of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. But the impact on counterterrorism policy is still slowly unfolding.
Repeat win by United Progressive Alliance shows faith in party on economy and security.
Political consensus on key issues surrounding the country's peace process will now be even more difficult as the Maoists gear up to become the main opposition party, analysts say.
Despite economic downturn, voters gave the Congress Party a surprisingly strong mandate.
In wake of confidence vote, it faces shaky political alliances and corruption claims.
Its controversial deal to import US nuclear technology and fuel can now go ahead.