Narendra Modi

Indian military recruits during a parade near Srinagar, India, on March 4, 2015. (Rouf Bhat/AFP/Getty Images)

Is India Starting to Flex Its Military Muscles?

A new willingness to use force beyond its borders suggests that a sleeping giant may be awakening.

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Can Modi Turn India From a ‘True Friend’ to the U.S. to a Friend Forever?

The two men know deal making. Whether they understand how to forge lasting U.S-Indian relations is another matter.

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Trump’s Likely Pick for India Ambassador Actually Knows a Lot About India

Kenneth Juster’s diplomatic background may help reassure jittery allies ahead of the first Trump-Modi summit.

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When Modi Met Putin

India’s prime minister is courting Russia and Germany.

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What Does Yogi Adityanath Mean for Indian Politics?

BJP won India’s biggest state. Then they put a Hindu nationalist in power.

Indian supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate outside the party office as state assembly votes are counted in Lucknow on March 11, 2017.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party claimed election victory in four Indian states, calling it a "historic mandate" that would take the country's politics in a new direction. / AFP PHOTO / SANJAY KANOJIA        (Photo credit should read SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Optimism Is a Welcome Antidote to Western Pessimism

Americans suffering a crisis of confidence about the future of their country's democratic institutions under President Donald Trump could use a dose of Indian-style optimism.

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What to Make of Indian State Election Results

Modi isn’t going anywhere, and the opposition needs to start going somewhere.

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India’s State Elections: What to Watch

A test for Modi, a chance for a new party, and an impact on the rest of the world.

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Why Is PM Modi Blaming Indira Gandhi for India’s Cash Crisis?

A present political conflict may explain why India's prime minister is blaming the past for his problems.

Jayalalithaa Is Gone. What Now for South India?

Will the death of a beloved leader throw the country into chaos?

Indian residents queue to try to withdraw money from an ATM in New Delhi on November 8, 2016.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced late November 8 that 500 and 1,000 ($15) rupee notes will be withdrawn from financial circulation from midnight, in a bid to tackle corruption. "To break the grip of corruption and black money, we have decided that the 500 and 1,000 rupee currency notes presently in use will no longer be legal tender from midnight ie 8 November, 2016," Modi said in a special televised address to the nation. / AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA        (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)

Modi Plunders India’s Cash. Indians Cheer.

The prime minister's attack on India’s black market was poorly planned, chaotically implemented — and may turn out to be his biggest political victory yet.

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In Throes of Cash Crisis, India Must Deal With Wreckage of Train Crash

India was already dealing with cash crisis chaos. Then it suffered its deadliest train crash in years.

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Listen To Trump Speak Hindi In Appeal To Indian-Americans

Trump's outreach to Indian-American voters is much more upbeat than his typical outreach.

ALLAHABAD, INDIA - JUNE 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at public rally marking the end of Bharatiya Janata Party's two-day national executive meet on June 13, 2016 in Allahabad, India. Setting the tone for BJP's poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  launched a scathing attack on the ruling Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party in the State and cautioning his party men that the time for sloganeering was over. (Photo by Sheeraz Rizvi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Emperor Modi Ended the Gandhi Dynasty

India managed to overthrow its founding family — but replaced it with a new form of personality cult.

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Forget Brexit. Rexit Is The Real Problem.

India’s central bank governor Raghuram Rajan railed against crony capitalism. But now that he’s leaving, who will rein in the country’s corrupt tycoons?

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