American Presidents often conduct military operations more for their domestic electorates than against external enemies. The recent Tomahawk missile volley fired at a Syrian military base on the orders of President Donald Trump fits squarely in that category.
Indira Gandhi had a far better grasp of politics than her rivals in the Congress, the hapless Siddavanahalli Nijalingappa and others in the sinister, albeit self-named, “Syndicate”. She first extinguished the vestigial symbols of privilege retained by the former princely families of India, who had handed over their fiefdoms in 1947 on the condition that a few of the benefits they had enjoyed as a consequence of their having been rulers would be retained, a promise made by Jawaharlal Nehru that was broken by his only child.
India has embarked on a path of steady growth owing to improved performance on various macroeconomic parameters and various reform measures announced by the government. A stable macroeconomic environment and falling commodity prices are some of the factors that have helped the country achieve strong economic growth estimates. The country is expected to register a GDP growth of 7.6%, as compared to 7.2% in the previous year, registering the highest percentage increase in the last five years.