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New Indian regime looks promising for Israel, says Prof. Norman Bailey

Narendra Modi’s policies hold potential for expanded trade and cooperation.

The election of Narendra Modi as prime minister of India has enormous implications for his country, for Asia, and for Israel.

With an absolute majority in the lower house of the Indian parliament, Mr. Modi can govern effectively without worrying about coalition partners. His record of thirteen years as governor of Gujarat state holds promise of effective and progressive governance of the country as a whole. His governing policies in Gujarat included reducing governmental red tape and the number of state employees, welcoming foreign investment and reducing taxes. Gujarat now produces 25% of India’s exports; unemployment and the level of poverty are well below the Indian average.

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