Expectations enormous for India’s prime minister

BRICS

Voters in India gave new Prime Minister Narendra Modi a strong mandate when he won elections in May.

And now the expectations are enormous.

The business world wants the government to initiate reforms to boost the economy. Ordinary Indians, meanwhile, have their own wish lists.

Expectations enormous for Indian Prime Minister

Expectations enormous for Indian Prime Minister

Voters in India gave new Prime Minister Narendra Modi a strong mandate when he won elections in May. And now the expectations are enormous. The business world wants the government to initiate reforms to boost the economy. Ordinary Indians, meanwhile, have their own wish lists.

Ranvi Madan, a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, said that India’s leadership was pleased with the outcome of this week’s sixth annual BRICS summit.

Tanvi Madan on India's economy

Tanvi Madan on India's economy

Ranvi Madan is a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. She's also the director of their new India Project. And she says that India's leadership was pleased with the outcome of this week's sixth annual BRICS summit.