Modi has promised much and pleased many of his supporters. But India's transformation is still far from complete.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘honeymoon’ is over.  Both his opponents and his supporters want results.

Modi has ‘personalised’ politics, concentrated power in the hands of a few trusted loyalists, and maintained an antagonistic relationship with parliament, judiciary, bureaucracy and the media. Similar trends have emerged in other parts of the world such as the Philippines, Turkey and most recently the United States.

Modi’s approach is popular among his supporters at home and abroad, but to win a second term in 2019, he must demonstrate that it is also effective in ameliorating his country’s socio-economic woes.

  • Will the Modi government suffer from the slowdown in growth, partly caused by the prime minister’s de-monetisation policy?
  • Will the last two years of Modi’s first term, see a bonanza of ‘big ticket’ economic reforms?
  • Will China's rise make India’s neighbourhood more or less secure?
  • As the new US administration shakes up the global order, will India maintain its strategic autonomy?


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