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Can Modi magic help India reap Indo-Pacific gains? 

New Delhi will have to work hard to cash in on Modi’s charisma to clinch a trade deal with Australia and strengthen ties with Pacific island nations 

May 26, 2023 / 08:40 AM IST
Can Modi magic help India reap Indo-Pacific gains? 

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape touches PM Modi's feet at the airport. (Photo credit:

Highlights Prime Minister Modi gets a rousing welcome in Papua New Guinea and Australia World leaders are charmed by Modi’s charisma India wants to leverage Modi’s popularity for a greater Indo-Pacific role New Delhi reaching out to Pacific island states to counter China’s influence A trade deal with Australia can boost India’s position in Indo-Pacific If a global popularity index could be constructed for the current world leaders, Narendra Modi would be among the top few, if not at the pole position. The way US...

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