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A comprehensive and regularly updated repository of all the major political party's election manifestos.

Narendra Modi continues to enlist masterful media strategies to keep the spotlight just where he wants it - on him. Ashok Malik continues his phase-by-phase analysis of the Indian election as the final count looms.
 

Indian students at the University of Melbourne reflect on the campaign: Oishik Sircar (doctoral candidate, Melbourne Law School), Mayur Bedre (Master of International Relations) and Shantanu Mehra (Masters of Islamic Studies, Asia Institute) join Australia India Institute fellow Nirupama Subramanian.

Behold the BJP’s victory song in all its technicolour glory (with English translations). 'Let's blow the conch, let's beat the drum ... we're all going to prosper'

India's election will take place at the intersection of two inexorable trends — urbanisation and 'youthification'.

Ashok Malik

Tomorrow is the crucial fifth phase of voting, the biggest day of the nine-phase, five-week elections schedule. Souresh Roy profiles the seats and tussles to watch. Photo: Rajasthani farmer/Flickr: Shreyans Bhansali

The impact of social media on the elections.

Nirupama Subramanian 

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's pitch to voters: "I am ready to fight against the richest, the most powerful, and the most corrupt in this country. I will fight, but I will not fight alone, we will all fight together."

Professor Amitabh Mattoo, Nicholas Reece and Nirupama Subramanian go through the key features of the election in this Election Watch primer presentation.  

Energised by a new leader with a formidable mandate, India is about to stir. Australia must reach out to capitalise on the moment, argues Amitabh Mattoo.

The sheer scale of this exercise in democracy is mind-boggling.
Pradeep Taneja

Despite the sensitivities of the powderkeg region, foreign policy rarely factors in the domestic rhetoric of Indian political campaigns. Nirupama Subramanian explores cross-border relationships. 

Image: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, with Mahatma Gandhi, Bombay, 1944.

A waiter serves up a meal, and an unhappy diner dishes out on the rising cost of living. 'Enough now - we shall deal with it ourselves.'

Journalist and recognised Modi watcher Prakash Nanda forecasts what foreign policy changes are likely under a BJP-led Government. [video]

India's engagement with its neighbours and the wider world has been neglected for too long. Amitabh Mattoo outlines an agenda for the next government.

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