Modi’s visit to Ladakh and his address to the Indian troops stationed there was a clear signal to China that India will not step back from the confrontation. With India not backing down, Beijing runs a serious risk of losing face before the world unless it finds a way of de-escalating the crisis.
New Delhi’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps has shifted the face-off against Beijing from an armed conflict to a potential tech lockdown.
Freight movement, electricity and oil consumption are all showing signs of increasing demand. Unemployment is also falling. Coupled with an expected boom in the rural economy, which supports 70 per cent of India’s population, these could substantially temper or even negate the contraction of the economy in the first quarter of this financial year.
Beijing is using Pakistan and Nepal to keep India off-balance as it tries to establish its supremacy across Asia. But, unlike previous Indian governments, the Modi administration is standing up.
The Indian tech environment is fast evolving to compete on the global stage and collaborate with various global players.
Islamabad is abetting international terrorism and trying to derail the Afghan peace process.
The capability, capacity and aptitude for doing the right thing that India has been displaying, across multiple platforms, must be evaluated when member countries study its candidature.
As the balance of power shifts towards Asia and a vacuum emerges within the continent, due to the need to diversify away from China, India finds itself in an opportune position to step in and fill the gap with human capital.