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Modi's global ambitions handicapped by economic shackles

Prime minister must back bold reforms, if India is to boost its international clout

| India
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 1.   © Reuters

For the second time this year, Narendra Modi has delivered a major speech aiming to explain India's place in the world. And for the second time, the response would charitably be described as underwhelming.

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