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Japan, India Link Over Aggressive China Policies

Asia’s leading nations have been slowly coming together to face the challenge of an assertive China. To the chagrin of Beijing, US, Indian and Japanese naval vessels gathered for a joint exercise in the Pacific...
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India’s Modi and Jaitley Slow Off the Mark

The current disillusionment with India’s new government is not surprising given the images built up in the past by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Modi, previously a powerful ...
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Modi’s More Nuanced Than You’d Think

Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi is much more fluent in English than most people assume. He rarely speaks the language in public or in private meetings, and seems to be encouraging his cabinet to make Hindi ...
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Modi Must Now Deliver What India Needs

Narendra Modi hasn’t put a foot wrong since he won a resounding victory in India’s general election on May 16, and was then sworn in as prime minister two weeks ago. Modi invited South Asian (and Mauritius) ...
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Requiem for Rahul?

It’s never wise to write off dynasties, but if ever a political family deserved to fade away, it is the Nehru Gandhi dynasty which two days ago appointed Mallikarjun Kharge, 71, a little known and relatively in...
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Modi Names Cabinet Ministers

Fifty years after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s greatest post-independence leader, the country today has a new charismatic prime minister whose strong and forceful nature has led to comparisons with Vl...
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Modi Chooses his Cabinet

Narendra Modi has five years till the next general election to show that he can get India moving but NaMo, as the Indian media call him, has said over the weekend that he needs 10 years to transform the country...
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India’s Modi and the BJP Crush Congress

India is about to experience its biggest-ever change of national politics and of government style and policies with the unprecedented country-wide landslide victory for Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-le...
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Modi’s Volunteers Flood Varanasi

If the number of volunteers working for an election campaign is any measure of likely success, Narendra Modi is romping home today to a tumultuous victory in the Hindus’ sacred city of Varanasi, where voting is...