Narendra Modi's landslide victory at the Indian general elections speaks volumes to the fact that the majority of Indian people have pinned their hopes to him when it comes to reshaping India into a better place.
Widely seen as a pro-business figure, Prime Minister Modi is expected to apply his experience gained from his days as chief minister of the Gujarat state to the rest of India. Having risen from a commoner, it is also believed that he widely appreciates what the general Indian people need and possesses a strong willingness to hand Indians a higher standard of living and tackle corruption.
Modi did not elaborate on his foreign policy stance during his election campaign. But some believe he may pursue a hard line toward disputes based on the track record of his party, the BJP. Others contend that he may soften up when he starts to think in the position of the Prime Minister.
So how do Indians look at the electoral victory of Prime Minister Modi? What changes, be they in economy, social welfare or foreign policy, do people expect Mr. Modi to bring to India?
Prof. Mattoo spoke to China Radio International's Zheng Chenguang in Beijing to discuss some of these issues. To listen in, click on the link below:
(Source: China Radio International)