Podcast: India's Time Is Now

Podcast: India's Time Is Now

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he attends the Opening Plenary during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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How will an emerging India wield its influence? With 800 million voters, India is the world’s largest democracy. It is also one of the world’s largest economies, with some experts predicting that its economy will surpass that of the United Kingdom and France by the end of 2018. India’s exponential growth has catapulted the nation to prominence on the world stage. However, India will also face many challenges in the coming years. What are the factors that may impede its rise? Will India continue its historic trend of nonintervention or will it play a more active role globally? In Alyssa Ayres’ new book, Our Time Has Come: How India Is Making Its Place in the World, Ayres explores these questions to provide a fresh take on the trajectory of this complex and increasingly influential nation. Listen to this week’s Asia Unbound podcast to learn more about the future of India and what the nation’s rise means for the current international order.

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Elizabeth C. Economy

C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies

Alyssa Ayres

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia