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India's growth at risk if Modi is not re-elected: John Chambers

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

India's "impressive development and inclusive growth" stand at risk if does not get a chance to lead the country after the next year's parliamentary elections, a top US industrialist has said.

John Chambers, a former and CEO of told a group of Indian reporters told has a chance to be the strongest growth-inclusive country in the world.

"To do that takes at least a decade to put in place. I think your Modi has to capability of doing it. I think he has the country headed in the right way," he said.

"I think it would be a major risk not to give him a chance to finish that vision," Chambers said yesterday on the sidelines of the inaugural Annual Leadership Summit of the US Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) here of which he is the

He was responding to a question what if Modi is not re-elected in the 2019 elections. "He (Modi) is courageous. He wakes up every day thinking about your country's future," he said.

Responding to a question on US relationship, there is huge potential in this bilateral relationship. "The impact of this is going to be so large for both nations that you will not find small bumps on the way to distract us," he said.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 08:30 IST