The Indian economy is globalized, and the policymaking has become a lot more complex.
India’s unfolding partnership with Japan allows Delhi to respond more effectively to China’s One Belt, One Road initiative.
The unfolding economic rivalry between China and Japan is great news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Returning to inclusive politics, regaining the focus on economic development, and, above all, restoring domestic harmony are all critical to arresting the erosion of Modi’s political capital at home.
The U.S.-India relationship was often distant during the Cold War, but the partnership is now critical for both countries’ strategic aims.
India’s inward economic orientation and preoccupation with the troubled land borders in the north and northwest has resulted in Delhi neglecting its maritime frontiers.
By unveiling an expansive action plan in Dhaka for economic integration and transborder connectivity, Modi can help Delhi end the widespread negative narrative on the subcontinent’s prospects and extend the positive dynamic in the east to the north and the west.
Is India getting back on track?
If the Modi government can change the external dimension to Jammu and Kashmir for the better, it could create a conducive environment for the ambitious internal agenda for development articulated by the BJP and PDP.
As the Indian government presents the rail budget, it is worth reflecting on the growing gap between the Indian railway system and that of its Asian peer, China.