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Modi's maiden year: 10 key milestones

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It's been a year since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the helm of the world's largest democracy.

Modi wasted little time getting down to business, going on an over a dozen official visits abroad to strengthen bilateral ties and launching ambitious campaigns to move the country forward including 'Clean India' and 'Make in India.'

Arguably, his largest success as Prime Minister so far has been restoring India's global credibility - politically, diplomatically and economically.

Modi's first 365 days in office, however, have not been without hiccups, with his government's attitude towards dissent and stance on environmental protection coming under criticism.

His approval rating slipped to 74 percent in May, down from 82 percent last August, according to an opinion poll published by InstaVaani earlier this month.

Still, there is an overall sense of optimism that the country is getting back on track under his leadership, with India projected to overtake China as the world's fastest growing emerging economy in fiscal year 2015-2016, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Click ahead to view 10 key highlights - and lowlights - from the leader's first year in office.

By CNBC's Ansuya Harjani
Posted 26 May 2015

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