Восточно-Азийский Сон Индии

СИНГАПУР – 15 августа, Нарендра Моди произнес свою первую речь ко Дню Независимости в роли премьер-министра. Хотя он продолжил традицию, обращения к стране со стен исторического Красного Форта Дели, речь прервал конвенцией. Избегая написанного текста, Моди импровизировал в течение часа, намечая явное видение Индии, в том числе экономическую модель, которая представляет разрыв с прошлым Индии.

С 1991 года Индия постепенно меняла свои основы политики, далекие от социалистического видения ее первого премьер-министра Джавахарлала Неру. Однако, по политическим причинам, изменения были всегда оправданны почти извиняющимся тоном. Действительно, многие из институтов эпохи Неру продолжают существовать - и даже процветать по сей день.

Одним махом, Моди объявил о ликвидации одного из наиболее важных из этих учреждений: мощную Комиссию по Планированию, которая продолжала планировать советские “пятилетки” и осталась в центре централизованного процесса распределения ресурсов. Ее преемник, Национальная Комиссия по Развитию и Реформам, вероятно, будет функционировать больше как аналитический центр - предоставляя идеи и обеспечивая когерентность политики, но без силы распределения.

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