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Modi's critical moment: What can India learn from Brazil?
Dec 09, 2014

Modi's critical moment: What can India learn from Brazil?

Under Modi, India must find the right balance between a strong national leadership, popular expectations for change and an optimistic vision of progress. Change can certainly be achieved, but Indians need more than just the will of a strong leader.

Modi's development dream & harsh ground realities
Jun 11, 2014

Modi's development dream & harsh ground realities

Is it realistic to expect the new Prime Minister and his team to bring about a turnaround when some of the key economic indicators have been stagnating for so long? He struck the right note at his inaugural speech by asking people to build a developed and inclusive India.

Modi's diplomatic master stroke
May 28, 2014

Modi's diplomatic master stroke

India has signalled that it will embed its regional policy within the framework of SAARC. This should reduce the disquiet among our neighbours arising from the sheer size of India and its economy. This has a history since India's Pakistan policy of today is rooted in Vajpayee's visit to Islamabad to attend the 12th SAARC summit.

Modi's energy literacy tested by challenges of introducing 'rainbow vision'
Jun 24, 2014

Modi's energy literacy tested by challenges of introducing 'rainbow vision'

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces a tough challenge in balancing cost-optimisation for ordinary people while mitigating environmental risks, meeting the needs of stakeholders and interest groups from energy companies to activists to regular folk who rest their hopes on his electoral promises of cheaper, cleaner and safer power.

Modi's faultless foreign policy
Mar 18, 2015

Modi's faultless foreign policy

The IOR tour was not just about declarations and MOUs, proof of this is that New Delhi has put down money through Lines of Credit for infrastructure development in various island states. The challenge now is to ensure that it is effectively utilised.

Modi's financial inclusion plan:  A step in the right direction
Sep 08, 2014

Modi's financial inclusion plan: A step in the right direction

India is on the path to becoming a cashless society. The Prime Minister's Jan-Dhan Yojana is one more step towards a more developed India. And possibly a big step, if successful.

Modi's first priority should be reviving economy
May 19, 2014

Modi's first priority should be reviving economy

Indian industry stalwarts have welcomed the arrival of Narendra Modi. The first priority of Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be to ensure the revival of economic growth, which has gone below 5 per cent in the past two years and also tackle food inflation and price rise.

Modi's foreign policy style is continuity, not change
Jul 20, 2015

Modi's foreign policy style is continuity, not change

Continuity, rather than change, is the true hallmark of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy. True, he has been far more vigorous and muscular than his predecessor Manmohan Singh, but the difference is in tone and emphases, rather than substance.

Modi's frontier
Feb 26, 2014

Modi's frontier

For the next government, tough rhetoric on the boundary question is no substitute for coping with the multiple challenges arising from China's new status as a first-rate power. With China emerging as the second-largest economy in the world, comprehensive commercial cooperation with Beijing is an imperative that no Indian government can ignore.

Modi's Geopolitics
Jul 07, 2015

Modi's Geopolitics

Delhi's foreign policy discourse continues to be dominated by the metaphor of "non-alignment" and the mindset of a weak state. Are there other ways of thinking about India's grand strategy? Delhi could turn to classical geopolitics in understanding the global power shift.

Modi's historic Obama coup reveals PM's 'out of the box' vision for India
Nov 24, 2014

Modi's historic Obama coup reveals PM's 'out of the box' vision for India

The decision to invite US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at the 66th Republic Day is the clearest indicator of the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strategic outlook.

Modi's Japan Visit: Security, the key driver
Aug 29, 2014

Modi's Japan Visit: Security, the key driver

Enabling a stable Asian strategic framework to the mutual benefit of both New Delhi and Tokyo should be a compelling factor for both prime ministers, Mr Narendra Modi and Mr Shinzo Abe.

Modi's Lexicon
Sep 03, 2014

Modi's Lexicon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fluent Hindi, through which he engages foreign interlocutors and the rhetorical instinct for catchy phrases, is helping expand India's diplomatic lexicon.

Modi's limited Pakistan policy at BRICS
Oct 25, 2016

Modi's limited Pakistan policy at BRICS

In the post BRICS narrative, Modi government’s recent policy towards Pakistan has been described as a "game changer" but has it's own limitations

Modi's masterclass alone is not enough
Oct 01, 2015

Modi's masterclass alone is not enough

Modi's forays into the global investment hot spots will pay dividend only if we reform ourselves, if we decide once and for all that this is the economic agenda which we need to chart out for future proofing India, one that improves our structural inadequacies bogged down by an iron willed bureaucracy.

Modi's Pak Pivot
Jul 14, 2015

Modi's Pak Pivot

The Chinese and Russians have replaced the US and the West as the lead singers in the international orchestra for Indo-Pak amity. Instead of telling them to mind their own business, Modi appears to have recognised that he can use the weight of Beijing and Moscow to facilitate India's engagement with Pakistan.

Modi's Pakistan policy back on track set by Narasimha Rao in 1991
Jul 14, 2015

Modi's Pakistan policy back on track set by Narasimha Rao in 1991

No matter how you nuance the outcome of the recent Sharif-Modi meeting, the fact is that continuity, rather than change, marks the Indian PM's new Pakistan initiative. And, Time has shown the success of this strategy because India has, if anything, become more resilient, while Pakistan has come to the brink of collapse.

Modi's per drop more crop dream needs a digital cover
Aug 14, 2014

Modi's per drop more crop dream needs a digital cover

The prime minister has shown a refreshing approach towards Indian agriculture, but for the real challenges to be surmounted he needs a massive dose of digital technology in all part of the value chain.

Modi's ports
Aug 20, 2014

Modi's ports

Modi needs a credible domestic strategy to ramp up India's maritime infrastructure. A strategy of seeking multiple partners for India's maritime development would help Modi end New Delhi's current defensiveness on China's Maritime Silk Road initiative.

Modi's push on hard power
May 29, 2024

Modi's push on hard power

A decade of far-reaching defence reforms under Modi has transformed the Indian military’s reputation and capabilities

Modi's reach abroad
Oct 07, 2013

Modi's reach abroad

Other than neighbouring countries, any future Indian government's principal focus will be on the vast swathe that begins in Sri Lanka and ends in Sydney, and can be described under a variety of rubrics: Look East, Indian Ocean Region, the Indo-Pacific. Countries such as Japan, Indonesia and Singapore present India big windows as it strives to become an economic and maritime power.

Modi's regionalism
Nov 26, 2014

Modi's regionalism

To improve South Asian regional cooperation, Modi has three options. The first is to focus on a two-speed Saarc. The second is to build on transregional institutions like the BIMSTEC. However, it is the third way -- unilateral action -- that offers Modi the greatest opportunity. For example, Modi has already proposed to build a Saarc satellite for use by its neighbours.

Modi's Sagar Mala
Mar 11, 2015

Modi's Sagar Mala

As he swings across the Indian Ocean this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biggest challenge is not about countering China. His real problem is in Delhi, afflicted by a condition called continentalism, which has proved rather difficult to overcome.

Modi's Sri Lanka visit
Mar 27, 2015

Modi's Sri Lanka visit

For a bilateral visit at the highest-level after an undesirable and inexplicable gap of 28 long years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day tour of Sri Lanka was noted as much for what it achieved as for the optics.

Modi's third date with Obama
Sep 28, 2015

Modi's third date with Obama

New Delhi can't really expect that the Americans can or will solve India's problems with Pakistan. India can better leverage support from the US and other international partners only when it has a strong and sustainable engagement of its own with Pakistan.

Modi's US visit and Indian nuclear conundrum
Sep 26, 2014

Modi's US visit and Indian nuclear conundrum

The question remains as to how the Modi government will choose to address nuclear liability issue, balancing both the supplier and the domestic concerns. Dilution of the Liability Act is not an option, which is an important lesson learnt globally.

Modi's US visit — A reassuring journey
Jul 01, 2017

Modi's US visit — A reassuring journey

Prime Minister Modi and the Indian foreign policy establishment can feel upbeat with the results of the visit.

Modi's visit to Nepal a game-changer
Aug 13, 2014

Modi's visit to Nepal a game-changer

Former Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad says that the relationship between India and Nepal should not depend on the number of projects or the amount of credit sanctioned. It should be a more sensitive political relationship.

Modi's visit to Vietnam: What's on the agenda?
Aug 31, 2016

Modi's visit to Vietnam: What's on the agenda?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vietnam later this week will mark the first visit by an Indian prime minister in the last 15 years.

Modi's visit will boost India-Bangladesh ties
Jun 05, 2015

Modi's visit will boost India-Bangladesh ties

Modi's visit to Dhaka is likely to focus on greater economic cooperation and engagement. Some of the major highlights of the visit will be on rail, road and water connectivity as well as coastal shipping services.

Modi's visits to France, Germany and Canada adapt lessons learnt from China's economic miracle
Apr 20, 2015

Modi's visits to France, Germany and Canada adapt lessons learnt from China's economic miracle

Modi's foreign visits resemble roadshows with their attendant hype, even though they also have a larger strategic purpose. But like all roadshows there is a time for publicity, and a time to get down to work on the MoUs, agreements, promises and commitments.

Modi's world
Apr 09, 2014

Modi's world

If elected to power, Narendra Modi's success on the diplomatic front will depend on an emulation of the last BJP prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who successfully carved out foreign policy autonomy from his party's antediluvian world view.

Modi, Cameron and India's neighbours
Nov 18, 2015

Modi, Cameron and India's neighbours

Britain's strong endorsement of India's regional interests marks an important shift in the way two countries relate to each other in the Subcontinent and the Indian Ocean.

Modi, Mahinda, and more...
May 26, 2014

Modi, Mahinda, and more...

India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, has set a healthy precedent for all of South Asia to follow by inviting all Neighbourhood leaders for his inauguration, including Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Modi, Rajapaksa revive hopes on dead-locked fishers' talks
May 31, 2014

Modi, Rajapaksa revive hopes on dead-locked fishers' talks

New Indian Prime Minister and Sri Lankan President should attempt to take forward the fishers' talks, promised to be continued/revived by their respective Heads of Government at their Delhi meeting, and then have their officials create the structures and super-structures aimed at implementing those decisions.

Modi-Conte meeting strengthens Indo-Italian relations
Oct 30, 2018

Modi-Conte meeting strengthens Indo-Italian relations

Italy’s presence in India counts over 600 Italian companies operating in the country, accounting for slightly less than $3 billion investment cumula