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Global Compass: World’s Largest Democracy Goes To Poll

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This week, the focus is on the world’s biggest election. StratNews Global spoke to Richard Rossow, Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), who helps frame and shape policies to promote greater business and economic engagement between India and the United States, on his thoughts on how the world is viewing this election.

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India will decide if the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi will win a rare third consecutive term in office and extend the decade-long rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

During Modi’s tenure, India has surged to become the world’s fastest-growing major economy, propelling the nation of 1.4 billion towards near-superpower status. However, alongside this economic growth, India has witnessed escalating polarisation along religious lines.