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Continuity In Modi’s Foreign Policy, But…

What we are currently witnessing is Mr. Modi’s inability to abandon all that rhetoric. Building up jingoism has been an essential part of this quintessential campaigner. Even if he wants to — which we are not sure about — he is unable to shake off the rhetoric that has built him, writes Varghese George

Read Here – The Hindu

When India Turned Right

For the first time in independent India’s history, a general election has brought a conservative party with a clear-cut parliamentary majority to office. Although scores of analysts have weighed in about what that party — the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — will do next, three other questions have gone unanswered. First, why has India never had a sizeable conservative party of any consequence? Second, why has it taken the country over six decades to elect a conservative regime? Third, what are the prospects for conservatism in India in the future?

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

The Scion Has Time

The hopes of India’s Congress party rest on the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, heir to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, which has dominated Indian politics for decades.

Read Here – BBC

Risks And Rewards

Will deepening ties between India and Japan hurt the U.S. foreign policy view in Asia?

Read Here – The National Interest

A Fresh Asian Brew

There’s a natural fit between the two putative partners: Japan’s technological prowess and wealth complements India’s size, and a New Delhi-Tokyo duet would stretch China’s power across two widely separated fronts (and more if the partnership can be complemented by the United States, Australia, Vietnam and Indonesia, something that Japan would like to see) while also serving as a counterweight to a Pax Sinica in East Asia.

Read Here – National Interest

How Far East Can India See?

Traditionally, India has concentrated more on Southeast Asian countries as the lynchpins of its quest to spread political influence and profit from the region’s economic dynamism. New Delhi’s relative neglect of the geographically more distant Northeast Asia, of which South Korea is a pivotal country, is gradually being redressed with a spectacular warming of ties between India and Japan.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Will Modinomics Work?

Asia has grown inordinately fond of “-nomics,” slapping the suffix on grand-sounding growth programs in such places as Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and China. There’s one in India now – Modinomics.

Read Here – Bloomberg

The Strange Case Of Manmohan Singh

In the abstract, it’s hard to imagine a situation under which a leader retires after a decade-long tenure under which more than 137 million people were lifted out of poverty and be generally considered a disappointing failure, but that’s exactly the situation facing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who officially announced today, as had been widely expected, that he will be retiring after this year’s elections.

Read Here – Slate

The Indian Volcano

Multiple Indias have always existed in Gandhi’s land of 700,000 villages, but never perhaps in such proximity or with such access to one another, a rising class of conspicuous consumers hoisted through a decade of now faltering growth hard by villages where unemployed men dim boredom with alcohol.

Read Here – New York Times

The India-Japan Complimentarity

In many respects, a strategic and economic partnership with India could catalyze Japan’s renewal as a 21st century great power – one no longer as dependent on the United States, and one better diversified to compete with emerging economies.

Read Here – RealClearWorld

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