With a shift of supply chains to India and deregulation of domestic agricultural markets in play, amidst the rollout of a $1.4 trillion National Infrastructure Pipeline, demand for transparency in physical commodity transactions will grow in line with rising trading volumes.
As New Delhi aims to strengthen ties with Tehran and Kabul in light of rapidly changing global geopolitics, special attention will be paid to natural resource supply chains and emerging commercial opportunities in the region.
Assisting Myanmar wean away from its dependency on revenues from the energy sector amidst a volatile oil market has the potential to support economic stability and would fit well into India’s economic capacity building through its Act East Policy.
Great strides have been made in power generation and transmission capacity over the years. A calibrated approach to privatization across the value chain will help free up the sector to the introduction of best practices, improved efficiency and finally, profitability.
Alongside India’s push to develop its renewable energy generation capacity, its nuclear energy plans are growing. Uranium mining – both at home and abroad – will underpin the success of its civil nuclear ambitions.
India has opportunistically bought and stored cheap oil. As it actively ramps up strategic petroleum reserves from its current base of 9 days to 90 days cover, private players can find ways to benefit in this ten-fold capacity buildout.
India’s investment in developing and connecting the country’s centres of Buddhist heritage has the potential to bring large parts of Southeast and East Asia within its pluralistic cultural embrace.
As India accelerates its commercial and military plans for the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (ANI) in light of recent geopolitical events, opportunities arise for businesses to participate in the sustainable development of this pristine yet strategic region.