May 21, 2014
Nawaz on India's New Prime Minister
But Modi does have a sweetener that could win over skeptics. His political rise in Gujarat was accompanied by economic growth even as India as a whole struggled, and with India using economic diplomacy as a springboard for better ties with Pakistan, analysts say there is room for business.
"One of the fastest ways of [reviving the economy] is by integrating India's economy into that of the region," says Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington.