Arnab Miitra

/Arnab Mitra

About Arnab Mitra

Arnab Mitra is a senior journalist based in Delhi. He writes on business and politics.

India’s lease of US weapons systems an example of strategic convergence

2020-12-01T11:01:13+00:00December 1st, 2020|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

In line with the new Defence Acquisition Policy, which allows the lease of foreign weapons platforms, the Indian Navy has leased two unmanned aircraft to keep a close eye over the Indian Ocean and on the China border even as it proposes to buy 18 more such drones.

Biden presidency will not rock the boat of India-US ties

2020-12-01T10:34:03+00:00November 30th, 2020|India Inc Views - India Global Business, The Big Story - India Global Business|

The next US administration may make a few noises about Kashmir and human rights but the convergence of geo-strategic interests between India and the US and strong bipartisan support for a closer diplomatic engagement will ensure that the relationship continues to gather strength.

Modi’s recent pitch to foreign investors key to India’s $5-trillion economy ambitions

2020-12-02T08:55:02+00:00November 29th, 2020|In Focus: Covid-19 impact, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

The Indian Prime Minister made a strong pitch to 20 of the world’s leading fund and asset managers to invest in India’s infrastructure and other sectors. Such investments could prove critical for the success of India’s PSU divestment programme and infrastructure building ambitions.

Indian economy showing broad based signs of recovery

2020-12-02T08:55:06+00:00November 29th, 2020|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

Indian auto, consumer durables, FMCG, steel and services sector companies are feeling cautiously optimistic about the future once again. They are stepping up fresh investments, handing out pay hikes and paying the government higher taxes in the form of GST.

Rebound in Indian steel, auto, real estate sectors points to V-shaped recovery

2020-11-27T10:19:51+00:00November 27th, 2020|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

Leading Indian steel companies have raised prices for the second time in November on the back of recoveries in several key consuming sectors. This is giving rise to optimism that the country is on the cusp of a quick and broad-based growth revival.

Last mile connectivity at the heart of Modi’s governance

2020-11-25T10:12:10+00:00November 25th, 2020|Guest Columns - India Global Business, Insight - India Global Business|

The Indian Prime Minister has painstakingly built a technology-enabled link to every citizen. This is facilitating the delivery of rations, money, subsidies and even houses, toilets, cooking gas and piped water to every Indian home. And this is delivering a massive electoral bonanza to Modi and his party.

PLI scheme can make India laptop, tablet hub

2020-11-24T11:46:02+00:00November 24th, 2020|In Focus: Covid-19 impact, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

The recently launched production-linked incentive scheme for smartphone makers has already started paying rich dividends. Extending this to laptops, tablets could open up a $100-billion opportunity for India, reduce the trade gap with China and generate employment for millions.