The Bear's Lair: Another victim for Demos

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- India's rejection of prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee reminds one in its ingratitude of Britain's rejection of Winston Churchill in 1945. Like Margaret Thatc

Sonia Gandhi to be India's new premier

NEW DELHI, May 16 (UPI) -- India's Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi will be the new prime minister of India, a senior party official announced Sunday.

Sonia Gandhi elected parliament leader

NEW DELHI, May 15 (UPI) -- India's Congress Party Saturday elected Sonia Gandhi as the new leader in the parliament, clearing decks for her to take over as the new Prime Minister.

The Bear's Lair: Sell tigers, buy weasels

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- If not rapidly reversed, the World Trade Organization talks' collapse at Cancun last Sunday has long term effects far more significant than the short term ones. It could cause immense difficulties for the open, fast growing economies of Asia ("tigers") wh
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Analysis: India rejoins the world

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- In 1500, India was an active participant in the world economy, with trade caravans heading westward to Arabia and eastward to China, and Indian products featuring strongly in European markets. By 1985, though, it hardly registered in world trade statistic
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Manmohan Singh
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2009. UPI/Andrew Harrer/Pool

Manmohan Singh (Punjabi: ਮਨਮੋਹਨ ਸਿੰਘ ; Hindi: मनमोहन सिंह  ( listen); born 26 September 1932) is the 13th and current Prime Minister of India. He is the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term. A Sikh, he was the first non-Hindu to occupy the office. Singh is also the 7th Prime Minister belonging to the Indian National Congress party.

Singh previously carried out economic reforms in India in 1991, during his tenure as the Finance Minister, under the leadership of P. V. Narasimha Rao, from 1991 to 1996. These reforms resulted in the end of the Licence Raj system, helping to open the Indian economy to greater international trade and investment.

In 2010, Newsweek magazine recognized him as a world leader who is respected by other heads of state, describing him as "the leader other leaders love." The article quoted Mohamed ElBaradei, who remarked that Dr. Singh is "the model of what a political leader should be." Singh is number 18 on the 2010 Forbes list of the world's most powerful people. Forbes magazine described Singh as being "universally praised as India's best prime minister since Nehru".

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