Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province on June 10, 2018. Photo: AP
Amar Diwakar
Opinion

Opinion

Amar Diwakar

Can India narrow its gap with China in defence, diplomacy and technology? Probably not under Modi

  • India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi markets itself as an alternative and counterweight to China in Asia, but it ranks behind Beijing in soft and hard power and its reforms have been anaemic by comparison

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province on June 10, 2018. Photo: AP
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Indian farmers take part in a march organised by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and other leftist groups in Delhi last year. Photo: AFP

Communism in India: dead or just waiting for young saviours?

  • The country’s leftist movement has been decimated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s electoral success, reduced to a mere spectator amid this year’s frenzied campaigning
  • But many communists are pinning their hopes for a revival on a new breed of pragmatic young leaders
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Indian farmers take part in a march organised by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and other leftist groups in Delhi last year. Photo: AFP
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