As Narendra Modi completes a year in office, Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by Milan Vaishnav and Shashank Bengali to discuss where the world’s largest democracy is today.

Vaishnav begins by saying that Modi’s number one priority is the economy, and that he deserves some credit for improving India’s macroeconomic performance. However, he has been slow to enact bold reforms that could improve the business climate and the functioning of government. Vaishnav also notes that Modi has avoided addressing hot-button social issues himself, yet he has declined to condemn& inflammatory comments from his allies in the BJP and RSS.

This interview was originally broadcast by Monocle.