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BJP Manifesto: Recognising the changing character of jobs

2019-04-10T09:18:10+00:00April 10th, 2019|India Inc News|

The changing character of jobs is a global phenomenon. The BJP’s election manifesto recognises these new realities in boosting economic productivity, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. India’s opposition parties led by the Congress have been trying to corner the Narendra Modi government over reports appearing in sections of the media that seem to suggest high unemployment. These articles cite an alleged government report that is still not ready and a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian [...]

Millions of jobs lost in India… Really?

2019-03-29T07:17:22+00:00March 28th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019, India Inc News|

A dispassionate look at the facts reveals recent statistics on employment need to be balanced against over-hyped election rhetoric, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. “There are three kinds of lies – lies, damned lies and statistics.” Mark Twain popularised this saying, which he attributed to 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. In this Indian election season, statistics are being bandied about by all sides, leaving many voters confused about the truth. Recently, a controversy has broken out over a report [...]

A nuclear bolstering of India-US ties

2019-03-18T05:55:31+00:00March 15th, 2019|India Inc News|

Enhanced civil nuclear cooperation with a deal for the US to set up six nuke reactors in India will help iron out wrinkles in bilateral trade relations, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. India and the US have agreed to set up six nuclear power reactors in the southern Indian coastal state of Andhra Pradesh. The transaction, involving the sale to India of six Westinghouse AP-1000 reactors, follows from the Indo-US Nuclear Deal signed in 2008. This development [...]

Isolating Pakistan: When neither trade nor aid work

2019-02-22T11:45:11+00:00February 22nd, 2019|India Inc News|

The Pulwama attack in Jammu & Kashmir must only serve to harden international resolve to push Pakistan to renounce terror as an instrument of state policy, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, aka MBS, earlier this week announced $20 billion fresh investments in Pakistan’s oil refining, mining and power generation sectors. In October last year, Riyadh had announced a $6-billion bailout for the near-bankrupt Pakistani exchequer, which included direct cash aid [...]

India’s new affirmative action programme

2019-01-11T13:41:43+00:00January 11th, 2019|India Inc News|

India’s new and much fairer affirmative action programme has unnerved Modi’s opponents, just when they thought they had the wind in their sails, writes India Inc.’s Founder & CEO, Manoj Ladwa. In what is arguably its boldest move to ensure education and prosperity for every Indian, the Narendra Modi government has enacted a law to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to people who fall below an income threshold of Rs 800,00 ($11,500) per annum [...]

India’s Space Odyssey: New frontiers in business & diplomacy

2019-02-13T05:14:11+00:00January 4th, 2019|India Inc News|

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s space diplomacy means business and strategic opportunities for allies; a conundrum for foes, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. In 2014, within months of coming to power in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked out the next frontier for Indian diplomacy – outer space. But unlike the US and the erstwhile USSR, which used their space expertise and satellites to over-awe and impress allies and adversaries alike, the Indian thrust is based on Modi’s inclusive [...]

EU’s India Strategy – Days of benign neglect seem over

2018-12-12T08:17:13+00:00December 7th, 2018|2017/2018, India Inc News, UK Edition – December 2018|

A recent European Commission draft on engaging with India could mark an end to the era of benign neglect on both sides, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Brexit deal or no deal, the much anticipated UK-India trade pact is unlikely to see the light of day anytime soon. The question that follows almost naturally from this is: what about India’s relations with the EU after Britain exits the European Union (EU)? We emphasise here that India’s relationship with [...]

Ease of Doing Business: Modi government’s hard work paying off

2018-11-02T13:08:54+00:00November 2nd, 2018|India Inc News|

India’s dramatic jump of 23 places on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index will encourage foreign investors who are otherwise facing turbulent times globally, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The hard work put in by the Narendra Modi government over the last four-and-a-half years is bearing fruit. The recently released ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’, compiled by the World Bank, shows India has jumped 23 places in the pecking order to Rank 77. It comes [...]

Bulgaria: On the strategic crossroads of five pan-European corridors

2018-11-23T14:09:04+00:00November 2nd, 2018|India Inc News|

Bulgaria highlights its geographical location and attractive investment credentials for Indian companies eyeing the European Union (EU). Bulgaria and India have a long-standing friendship and the bilateral relations are characterised by an atmosphere of close friendship and mutual understanding. In 2019, India and Bulgaria will mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and throughout this entire period we have enjoyed exciting possibilities in important areas, including trade and investment activities. In recent years, [...]

Trump’s ‘Tariff King’ jibe more bark than bite, we hope

2018-10-05T14:56:14+00:00October 5th, 2018|India Inc News|

The US President's high stakes game of global poker threatens to derail some of the hard work done on India-US relations, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. It was only last week that US President Donald Trump praised India in glowing terms, calling it a free society of a billion-plus people that has successfully pulled millions out of poverty. A week later, India is the “tariff king” that imposes high import duties on US products and, having been caught out by [...]