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01/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Future In Doubt For India Prime Minister

He was always an unlikely politician, a retiring, donnish economist more comfortable with the solitude of private study than the scrum of Indian public life. Becoming leader of the world's largest democracy, a land of 1.1 billion people, happened more by accident than design.

Whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will keep the job he has held for four years is increasingly in doubt as he -- and the rest of India -- grapple with the fallout from the brazen terrorist attack on Mumbai last month that left more than 170 dead.

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