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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 [...]

Modicare: High tech, high impact, high expectations

2018-10-05T14:58:28+00:00September 28th, 2018|Home Page, India Inc News|

The world’s largest publicly-funded health insurance scheme launched in India is a combination of technology, modern management techniques and a laser sharp political focus, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. A poor domestic help in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand by the name of Manju Devi was an unlikely history-maker when she became the first person to receive an e-health insurance card from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week. The card entitles her and her [...]

I agree with Chidambaram that the falling Rupee is not such a bad thing

2018-09-14T13:13:47+00:00September 14th, 2018|India Inc News|

The former Indian Finance Minister’s analysis of the weaker Rupee giving a much-needed boost to domestic industries is a sound one, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Nursery rhymes, though meant for little children, often hide larger truths behind the small rhymes. Seeing emerging market currencies, including the Indian Rupee, fall on the back of rising crude prices, tension in the Middle East over Iran and Syria, sanctions on Russia and a worsening macro-economic outlook all around, I [...]

India-US 2+2 equals success

2018-09-24T10:30:04+00:00September 7th, 2018|India Inc News|

The first 2+2 Strategic Dialogue held in Delhi between the foreign and defence ministers of India and the US this week should pave the way for wider negotiations on trade and commerce, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The much-delayed 2+2 dialogue between the external affairs and defence ministers of India and the US Secretary of State and US Secretary of Defence in Delhi has reasserted what many were beginning to doubt – that the India-US relationship was [...]

Demonetisation has shaken up the shadow economy

2018-09-17T10:27:07+00:00August 31st, 2018|India Inc News|

The efficacy of the Indian government's move to demonetise bank notes in November 2016 must also be judged by its positive impact on the global supply chain, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. It’s a tale of two reports, each of which tells a different story. But the media has, for reasons of their own, chosen to focus on one and not so much on the other. A few days ago, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced [...]

Rahul Gandhi’s assessment of Islamic State is Irresponsible & Bizarre

2018-08-27T07:51:53+00:00August 23rd, 2018|India Inc News|

Speaking in Hamburg earlier this week, the Congress president and candidiate for the prime ministry of India, Rahul Gandhi, made a strange and convoluted assessment of the roots of the Islamic State. He linked the creation of the Islamic State to the alleged denial of jobs to a particular tribe (presumably a Sunni Muslim tribe) by US-led forces after the removal of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. These suddenly unemployed people then “connected with the global Internet”, and moved into “empty [...]

An important milestone in India’s war against poverty

2018-08-24T11:25:46+00:00July 13th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, India Inc News|

Brookings Institute’s conclusion that India is no longer home to the world’s largest number of extreme poor is an endorsement of the Indian government’s poverty elimination efforts, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. In the midst of the 2014 Indian General Election campaign, the then candidate Narendra Modi was asked whether he thought a full-fledged war against Pakistan was inevitable. His reply astonished many. Modi quipped: “India and Pakistan do have a war to fight – a war against poverty.” [...]