Narendra Modi

A supporter cheers as Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi speaks in Houston on Sept. 22.

India’s Narendra Modi Isn’t a Game-Changer

“Howdy, Modi” was just one indication that the prime minister’s foreign policy has more similarities to his rivals’ than differences.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace while delivering joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 26, 2017.

In Texas, Trump Hitches His Wagon to Modi’s Star

Why the U.S. president is befriending the beleaguered prime minister.

Indian government forces stand guard in the deserted city center of Srinagar on Aug. 15.

New Delhi’s Demographic Designs in Kashmir

Hindu nationalists have long wanted to reshape the region. Now they are getting their chance.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at a conference in New Delhi on Jan. 8.

Modi Makes His Case on Kashmir

A transcript of the Indian prime minister’s remarks.

A man reads a newspaper on a railway platform in Mumbai on July 24.

India’s Media Can’t Speak Truth to Power

Journalism is in trouble in the world’s largest democracy. The consequences could be dire.

Document of the Week: Trump’s Mistake Reminds the World of This 47-Year-Old Pact

Read the 1972 Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.

A group exercises in the smog near the tomb of Mohammed Shah at Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi on Jan. 12.

India’s Deadly War on Experts

Empty promises and bad data won’t solve the air pollution crisis.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a rally in Ahmedabad on May 26, 2019.

Modi’s Nationalism Is Spoiling His Global Brand

India’s leader has to mix a muscular foreign policy with a softer touch.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a rally in Ahmedabad on May 26.

How Hindu Nationalism Went Mainstream

And what that means for Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party

A Pakistani girl holds a candle during a vigil for peace in Lahore on March 3.

The Time Is Right for Modi to Make Peace with Pakistan

The Indian prime minister has the upper hand at home, and he may have a willing partner across the border.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers an address during the country's 71st Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Aug. 15, 2017.

Modi Reimagines India’s Role in the World

No longer just a balancer, the prime minister wants to make India a major power in its own right. And his cabinet pick shows he’s serious about doing so.

Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gesture as they participate in a rally for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad, India on on May 26, 2019.

Nationalism Won’t Solve India’s Job Crisis

But Modi’s new power might just make critical reforms possible.

An Indian resident reads a newspaper with news of the election victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai on May 24.

The Modi Mystery

Poor economic performance should have hurt the prime minister at the polls. Instead, appeals to nationalism won him the vote.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech at an election rally ahead of Phase VI of India's general election in Allahabad on May 9.

It’s Modi’s India Now

The prime minister returns to power, but after an ugly 2019 election season, the very nature of India’s democracy could be changing.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at a public rally in Kolkata, India, on April 3. (Atul Loke/Getty Images)

What Will India Look Like If Modi Returns to Power?

Sunday's exit polls suggest the prime minister will get a second term. But while that may hurt India's liberal traditions, a further slide toward authoritarianism isn't likely.

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