The constitution of India has drawn extensively from the western legal traditions in its enunciation of the principles of liberal democracy. It has adopted following features from other constitutions.
- Parliamentary form of government
- The idea of single citizenship
- The idea of the Rule of law
- Institution of Speaker and his role
- Lawmaking procedure
- Procedure, established by law
United States constitution
- Charter of Fundamental Rights, which is similar to the United States Bill of Rights.
- Federal structure of government
- Power of Judicial Review and independence of the judiciary
- President as supreme commander of armed forces
- Due process of law
- Constitutional enunciation of the directive principles of state policy
- Ideals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
- A quasi-federal form of government (a federal system with a strong central government).
- The idea of residual powers.
- Freedom of trade and commerce within the country and betwenn the states.
- Power of the national legislature to make laws for implementing treaties, even on matters outside normal Federal Jurisdiction.
- The idea of concurrent list
- Fundamental duties