A monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: Reuters A monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: Reuters
A monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: Reuters
C. Uday Bhaskar
Opinion

Opinion

C. Uday Bhaskar

After Xi’s China and Trump’s America, Modi’s India is stepping up to battle the coronavirus

  • Modi has declared a 21-day national curfew and started a South Asian emergency fund, displaying leadership when global coordination against Covid-19 is lacking
  • India’s success could help disprove the idea that authoritarian regimes are better placed than democracies to tackle a pandemic

A monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: Reuters A monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: Reuters
A monkey crosses the road near India’s Presidential Palace during a 14-hour curfew on Sunday, a curtain-raiser to the three-week curfew declared a few days later. Photo: Reuters
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C. Uday Bhaskar

C. Uday Bhaskar

Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar is director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), an independent think tank based in New Delhi. He was formerly head of two other major Indian institutions: the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the National Maritime Foundation (NMF).