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Narendra Modi, India's new prime minister, radiates confidence. He has the first outright majority in India's parliament in 30 years. Can India become the world's next economic powerhouse?I had the chance to pose these questions when I met with Modi last weekend at his house in New Delhi, his first interview since becoming prime minister. Modi is extremely intelligent and focused but is different from most leaders I have met. It was a significant statement because Modi is seen as an ardent Hindu nationalist.Modi has also handled the international stage deftly. India has many bottlenecks, and delaying major and needed reforms may come back to haunt Modi.Leaders who make difficult reforms early get rewarded in later years.Already, Modi's honeymoon is coming to an end at home.It would be a strange irony if the problem with Narendra Modi turns out to be not that he is too bold but rather that he is not bold enough.
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