January 14, 2014

Manmohan Singh: Out with a Whimper

Sadanand Dhume, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

The Oxford-educated economist inherited a nation filled with hope and leaves it filled with doubt and despair. He entered the prime minister's office as a widely-respected former finance minister, known for probity and quiet dignity, and will exit it as a byword for weakness and ineffectual governance.

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