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Narendra Modi: Why India’s leader is being courted by the West | World News

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Narendra Modi has been doing the rounds on the international stage – most recently meeting US President Joe Biden in Washington, where he received a 21-gun salute during his visit. India’s prime minister is also currently negotiating a free trade deal with the UK, after securing one with Australia last year.

But India’s prime minister has been criticised at home for censorship, concerns about the country’s human rights record and embracing far right nationalism. So, why is the West courting Narendra Modi?

On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson takes a deep dive to explore the man himself, his power and his country as he is joined by our India reporter Neville Lazarus and professor Kate Sullivan de Estrada, who is director of the contemporary South Asian studies programme at the University of Oxford.

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