Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) meets with President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photo: Indian Presidency handout via AFP

Narendra Modi is appointed India’s prime minister for a second term by President Ram Nath Kovind

  • Kovind said he also asked Modi to forward the names of his proposed ministers in his government
  • Modi is likely to be sworn in by Kovind on Thursday
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) meets with President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photo: Indian Presidency handout via AFP
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a summit in Xiamen in 2017. Photo: AFP

For Modi 2.0, India’s US-China balancing act just got trickier

  • Border stand-offs with China, air strikes in Pakistan, and a strong-arm approach to smaller neighbours marked his first term as prime minister
  • Now safely re-elected, is it time for the friendly approach?
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a summit in Xiamen in 2017. Photo: AFP
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