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The Noise vs The Facts: India Demands

2018-05-18T13:02:15+00:00May 15th, 2018|2017/2018, From The Top, Global Edition – April 2018, Home Page, Year|

Amid the shrill Indian television debates, the facts speak for themselves – India today is a much better place from what it was four years ago, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Most people I know find it difficult to form any opinion based on Indian news channels. Switch on any TV channel in any language and you will be bombarded with shrill outbursts of often ill-tempered name calling from every shade of the country’s political and intellectual spectrum. Every channel claims to be [...]

India and China: It’s complicated

2020-04-03T07:22:18+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

An assertive China presents Prime Minister Modi with his most intractable foreign policy challenge, but there are indications that Beijing may be getting a little edgy. Mahatma Gandhi had said of his adversaries: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Much to the chagrin of many in New Delhi’s policy circles who saw India as a counterweight to China, Beijing has, at least publicly, refused to treat India as an equal. China [...]

India can lead the way in data security

2020-04-03T07:26:19+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Even as Indian politicians engage in a no-holds-barred fight over security of personal data in the custody of the government and political parties, a far more serious discussion is underway – away from the arc lights – on ensuring and enhancing the security of private data in India. The political debate is partisan and ill-tempered and analysing it here will serve little purpose. Instead, we take a closer look at the issues involved and try to arrive at the best [...]

India’s new political interest in the Commonwealth

2020-03-04T06:59:47+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Our strategic expert offers an overview of India’s participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19-20. India’s new political interest in the Commonwealth is evident by the participation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London on 19-20 April 2018, marking the first Indian prime ministerial presence in a Commonwealth Summit after nearly a decade. This is expected to lead to a larger, and possibly leadership, role in the Commonwealth [...]

It is time to reinvent the Commonwealth with India at its centre

2020-04-03T07:36:16+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Within the pomp and glory of this week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, is an age-old institution looking to re-set its place in the world? Its future could be a bright one if the UK works with India – and the man of the moment, Prime Minister Narenda Modi – to capture the imagination of the next generation around what the Commonwealth can achieve, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The Commonwealth needs to reinvent itself if it [...]

Decoding the Wuhan “reset”

2020-04-03T07:44:13+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Modi-Jinping summit breaks with the usual stuffy precedent and protocol of diplomacy. What do these two global giants want and what are they willing to give in return, analyses India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Writing about a summit meeting, even an informal one, between the leaders of any two countries whilst it's going on, is fraught with risk. The chances of  things going horribly wrong increases manifold when the two leaders in question are Indian Prime Minister Narendra [...]

India’s Youth Will Be Biggest Factor In UK-India Relations

2020-04-03T08:12:08+00:00May 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Discounting foreign students from migrant calculations will greatly benefit the British economy. India is a country of over 1.3 billion people, over half of whom are aged 25 and under. The UK-India partnership must benefit the youth of India if it is going to reach its full potential. To achieve this, the UK’s higher education sector must play a leading role in building that bond between the UK and India and any prospective trade deal must include concessions on the [...]

Working Together To Ensure Manchester-India Relations Really Take Off

2020-04-03T11:16:24+00:00May 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Chair of the Manchester India Partnership explains the benefits of connectivity this new tie-up would bring India and the UK. It is a great honour to have been named chairman of the Manchester India Partnership and to have launched the organisation, both in the UK and during a visit to Delhi and Mumbai this month. One of my primary objectives for the months ahead as CEO of Manchester Airport is to secure direct flight services to India and, as I will [...]

The Indian Diaspora: The UK’S Unused Weapon Post-BREXIT

2020-04-03T11:24:32+00:00April 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Not tapping into the British Indian diaspora, which serves both India and the UK so well, is a missed opportunity. We often hear of the rich contribution made to the UK by the Indian diaspora, and of the long-standing special relationship between the two countries that has spanned centuries. According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Asian businesses generate around 10 per cent of the UK’s GDP, whilst Asians only constitute 6 per cent of the population. Furthermore, these businesses [...]