As PM Modi discovered, India's economy will never look like China's

When Mr Narendra Modi became India's prime minister in 2014, one hope was that he would do for the country what he had done as chief minister in the state of Gujarat - build a fast-growing economy with an efficient bureaucracy and advanced factories attracting billions of dollars in investment from multinational corporations.

A Modi-led India was even touted as the next China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2019, with the headline 'As Modi discovered, India's economy will never look like China's'. Print Edition | Subscribe