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Ambition and Chinese hostility pushing India closer to US

Modi envisions India as a leading power in shaping global outcomes and seeks US support.

Though the Indian economy continues to do well with an estimated growth of 7.6 per cent in 2016 and India replacing China as the top destination for FDI in 2015, there are concerns about Mr Modi's ability to push a reform agenda through the parliament.


INDIA under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a once-in-a-generation opportunity for reorienting ties with the United States. Mr Modi last week undertook his fourth visit to the US since taking office and his last engagement with the Obama administration. For President Barack