From April 11 to May 19, the largest democratic exercise in history was held in India. Off the popularity of incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)achieved dominant results. But Modi and the BJP face a host of complex challenges arising from the country’s staggering size, diversity, and changing role in the world.

How can international partners like the United States bolster India as it continues to develop? And what does India’s ascent mean for the future of democracy?

Find out on this episode, of our podcast Global!


Our host Francesca Gortzounian (@FrancescaGortz) speaks to:


Dr. Milan Vaishnav

Director and Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace



Vivek Shivaram

Program Officer, International Republican Institute

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