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India Ascendant?
Narendra Modi’s Path Forward

If Narendra Modi’s landslide victory was in large measure due to the failure of the preceding Singh government, he now faces a big challenge and a huge opportunity. Here’s how he might proceed on both the economic and foreign policy fronts.

Published on: July 2, 2014
C. Raja Mohan is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in Delhi and the foreign affairs columnist for the Indian Express. He is a non-resident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a visiting professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. He is on the editorial board of The American Interest.
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  • Anthony

    “First its worth noting that, like the United States, India is a continental nation with water on either side; very few people live near a foreign country. Questions of poverty, economic development, political corruption, and caste identity are vastly more pressing….” Against this backdrop Narendra Modi’s path forward must be considered. A cursory look at Narendra Modi’s worldview up to now would lead an interested observer to cautiously conclude that Modi’s worldview has been more economic than geopolitical. That said, author’s “he will rather attempt to craft a reform agenda that is sustainable in the complex Indian political environment” probably reveals more truth than meets the eye (whether Washington and Delhi now need each other more than ever before…).

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