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India's finance minister pledged major investment in infrastructure on Saturday, saying it was time for the economy to "fly", as he unveiled the new right-wing government's first full budget. Arun Jaitley said his government had inherited an economy dominated by "doom and gloom" when it took power last year, trumpeting its achievements in conquering inflation and kick-starting growth. The world is predicting this is India's chance to fly," he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power last year on a pledge to revive India's flagging economic fortunes and provide jobs for its 1.2 billion people.