Part of India's success lies in the historical tradition of people's participation in governance. In that sense, democratic tradition was not completely a foreign one, Deputy Indian Ambassador to the US Santosh Jha told a Washington audience on Wednesday.
"India's emergence as the world's largest democracy, and perhaps the most vibrant one after the end of the second World War, is indeed exceptional," he said in his keynote address at a day-long seminar 'Delivering Democracy in India'.
The event, attended by over 150 prominent representatives from American media, academic institutions, US agencies and think tanks, was organised by the Embassy of India in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations and prestigious Hudson Institute think-tank.
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