William J Antholis, managing director and senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institute, an influential US think tank, believes that Modi will work with the state-level leaders as he himself served as the chief minister of Gujarat.

He said that Modi also stated in his Independence Day address that he believes in empowering chief ministers.

The American political scientist feels that though Modi government enjoys majority in Lok Sabha, it will still have to work with regional parties in the Upper House of the Parliament.

"We have powerful leaders in both India and China. There is paradox of their power. There is something they can do centrally but for real success to happen they have to share power with state level leaders or work them," he said in an interaction with a select group of journalists.

Antholis is the author of "Inside Out, India and China: Local Politics Go Global", which was published last year in. In the book, he explores how country-sized provinces and states in both the countries are increasingly becoming global players.

Antholis, who plans to release the book in India in a couple of weeks with a new preface, believes that state level leaders in India have started seizing responsibility that comes with elected authority where as in the past they let the bureaucracy take the power and dissipate.

The analyst, who met Modi and several state-level leaders before writing the book, said that Modi was not elected because of nationalism but because of his economic message.

He pointed out that some prominent Muslim Indian writers like MJ Akbar embraced his candidacy.

"There can be a bad side of his nationalism and there can be a good side," he said and pointed out that he has shown good side by reaching out to Pakistan and also by mooting inter-communal truce for 10 years.

"Although we hope for a permanent peace treaty," he said."If he goes out of way to pick up fight with Pakistan or foment inter-communal violence, people will not be happy. Americans will be enthusiastic about the initial signs he has given," he said.

Antholis compared Modi to former US president Ronald Reagan.

He said that like Reagan, Modi is a nationalist and also stands for free market.

He added that one should not set high expectations from Modi's upcoming visit to US.

"This is a turning point for India and in all its bilateral relations not just with US but with Japan, Australia, China, Bhutan and Pakistan," he said.

He believes that Modi has an opportunity to lay down for President Obama the things that are important from his side of relations.

At the same time, he said that the strengths in India-US relations which were taken for granted are the people to people connection.

He stressed on working on those strengths for long-time relationship and not just for making few announcements.

On Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India, he said that good trading relations are crucial for both countries.

He said that China needs innovative economy which India can teach it and India needed hard Chinese investments.

He, however, said that security concerns were real on border, in oceans and even in cyber side as Chinese hackers can be very disruptive.

"It is important that India make clear that it is not going to be pushed around. US and Japan are eager to work with India. This will be a little bit threat to China as it will feel encircled by US and Japan but for all three countries it is important to make sure that China doesn't stumble into trouble unintentionally," he said and pointed out that as it grows its economy China, is thirsty for oil and hungry for energy.

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