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Once Asia's most promising leaders, Modi and Jokowi eye a rebound

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PM Modi (above) and President Joko are seeking to revive momentum for reform plans that got derailed in the wake of watershed election victories.
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PM Modi and President Joko (above) are seeking to revive momentum for reform plans that got derailed in the wake of watershed election victories.

Mumbai

TWO years back, they were the most promising leaders in Asia, set to revamp a pair of perennial underperformers that account for a fifth of the world's population.

Now Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, known as Jokowi, are seeking to