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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day in New Delhi on Aug. 15.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day in New Delhi on Aug. 15.
(Saurabh Das/AP)

India’s Modi channels his inner JFK

India’s Narendra Modi has been compared to a lot of world leaders: Margaret Thatcher, Shinzo Abe, Lee Kuan Yew – even Adolf Hitler.

But after Prime Minister Modi’s wide-ranging, hour-long independence day speech from the ramparts of New Delhi’s majestic Red Fort, I’ll cautiously throw out another: John F. Kennedy.