Ranjit B Rai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not taken a day’s leave in over four years but loves to travel, his working holidays in planes. He came to power when India was ripe with growth, and private software companies, auto and chemical and medical industries roaring to be world class. Oil was down to & 40 a barrel. China wants to invest in India in apolitical big projects but was barred.
US, Israel and Russia with nuclear submarines were supporting Indian military to become a force and gaps are being plugged. but defence spending has been curtailed by a powerful AVBP FM who feels he knows Defence needs better and IDF always wonders why India has clever lawyers as Finance Ministers and not bankers or Economists or Industrialists.
Few Indians have been to China. Chinese try to get the better of anybody and are ambitious. The next life theory of Karma and religion that excites Indians is not in their lexicon. Success in this life and worship of ancestors dictate their ruthless actions to never let 100 years of Humiliation by the West repeat.