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Why India as new superpower could spell trouble for the West

World's largest democracy drifts away from ideal as its power grows

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in Bali, Indonesia, on Nov. 16, 2022. Modi is managing "to amplify the voice" of India.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- In a bitterly divided world rife with uncertainties, India is seeking to become a superpower that could eclipse China.

With the war in Ukraine in a quagmire and Beijing facing the possibility of a big COVID-19 rebound, New Delhi is quietly raising its geopolitical profile, but India's rise might not be welcome news for Western democracies.

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