Arnab Miitra

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About Arnab Mitra

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

India’s central role in Indo-Pacific security architecture, reaffirmed by US

2021-01-14T09:03:57+00:00January 13th, 2021|In Focus: Covid-19 impact, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

The ‘United States Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific’ document talks of building up India’s capabilities and posit it as a counterweight to China. Though authored by the Trump administration, the strong strategic convergence between New and Washington is expected to ensure that the Biden administration doesn’t make too many changes to it.

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy to impact retail market dominance in India

2021-01-13T08:25:44+00:00January 13th, 2021|Guest Columns - India Global Business, Insight - India Global Business|

Facebook-WhatsApp’s ‘accept our data grab or get out’ decision is pushing millions of users to migrate to rival platforms like Signal and Telegram. This could bring into question the rationale behind FB’s $5.7-bn investment in Jio Platforms, which was aimed at capturing a larger slice of India’s retail pie.

Seaplane flights to remote places may be game changer for local economies in India

2021-01-09T08:39:14+00:00January 9th, 2021|Guest Columns - India Global Business, Insight - India Global Business|

The Modi government has launched a seaplane services between Ahmedabad and Kevadia and invited proposals from private parties for similar services on other routes. This could give tourism a serious boost and generate hundreds of thousands of new jobs in far-flung and hitherto little known tourist destinations.

US turmoil offers Modi chance to position India in a global leadership role

2021-01-08T11:34:00+00:00January 8th, 2021|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

With the US ceding its global leadership role under Trump, the incoming Biden administration will face an uphill task putting his house in order. In the midst of this, Modi’s proactive leadership on climate change, vaccine diplomacy offers hope of an alternative, collective leadership emerging in the new world order.

Billions at stake, Modi govt must find a middle path to resolve this banking crisis

2021-01-06T11:24:57+00:00January 6th, 2021|India Inc Views - India Global Business, Special Report - India Global Business|

Borrowers want a partial moratorium on interest payments during the lockdown period. Debtors can’t be dragged to court for defaulting on loans till March 31. Indian courts will rule on several contentious financial issues whose impact will be felt for years to come.

India’s vaccine rollout a turning point in battle against Covid

2021-01-05T10:35:49+00:00January 5th, 2021|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

The Modi government has approved two vaccine candidates and plans to inoculate 300 million people by July. It has launched a massive training programme for health workers and conducted drills to ensure the success of what will be the world’s largest vaccination programme.