Carnegie India, the sixth international center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, opened on April 6, 2016 in New Delhi. Read more about the center, the press release announcing its launch, and the Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s remarks.

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India as a Leading Power

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for India to become a leading power represents a change in how the country’s top political leadership conceives of its role in international politics. In Modi’s vision, a leading power is essentially a great power. However, India will only acquire this status when its economic foundations, its state institutions, and its military capabilities are truly robust. It will take concerted effort to reach this pinnacle.

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