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Tuesday, 6 March 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT


CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, 2000, NSW

Modi, a transformative figure?

Narendra Modi is India’s most powerful prime minister in the past three decades. He is also the most dominant leader in the combined 67-year-old history of his right-of-centre Bharatiya Janata Party and its predecessor party.
Has he met the high expectations that so many people raised in 2014 when he won a landslide election? Is he truly a transformative figure? Will he challenge the shopworn ideas in economics and foreign policy that have shaped India since independence in 1947?

Moderated by Tom Switzer, Executive Director of The Centre for Independent Studies and a presenter at ABC’s Radio National. Our Panel included: Sadanand Dhume, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and author of My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist. Balesh Singh, President of the Overseas Friends of BJP Australia, Manoj Sheoran, National President of the Indian Overseas Congress, Australia and Rahul Jethi, Director of the India Foundation Ltd.