Is the end of ‘discord’ between PM Modi and Western media in sight?

Washington, April 12 (IANS) Newsweek’s recent cover story titled ‘Unstoppable’ and “Modi’s Moment: How Narendra Modi is Changing India and the World’, highlights a shift in the Western media’s perception of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This article delves into the coverage and analysis provided by Newsweek and other Western media outlets.

Many Western media outlets have been critical of Narendra Modi, but Newsweek’s cover story seeks to explain his leadership to a cynical Western audience. The UK’s Financial Times previously speculated on the possibility of a third term for PM Modi, highlighting his achievements in improving India’s economy and global reputation.

In a series of interviews with foreign media, including Newsweek, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal, PM Modi has outlined his vision for India’s future. The coverage in Newsweek is extensive and provides insight into the Prime Minister’s defense of his policies and actions, prompting questions about fair treatment in the Western media.

Acknowledging Modi’s role in India’s growth, The New York Times noted significant improvements in infrastructure under his leadership. The rapid development of transportation, technology, and governance has boosted India’s economy, positioning it as a key player in the global economic landscape.

Furthermore, the article emphasizes India’s emergence as an alternative to China-centric supply chains, particularly in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. With a GDP of $3.7 trillion, India’s incremental economic gains are magnified due to its large population and diverse economy, making it a vital player on the world stage.

As the Western media begins to reconsider its portrayal of PM Modi and India’s economic progress, the Newsweek cover story marks a significant moment in reshaping the narrative surrounding Modi’s leadership. Will this coverage lead to a more positive representation of India in Western media? Only time will tell.


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