India Investment Journal September Edition

///India Investment Journal September Edition

Rahul Munjal: Renewable energy crusader

2018-12-04T13:21:35+00:00September 16th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

Though cut from the same cloth, the eldest in the next generation of the Munjal family has taken a divergent route from his predecessors. A staunch advocate of reversing the ill effects of climate change, Rahul Munjal is quickly gaining prominence in the green economy and already has India's largest rooftop solar installation and first certified commercial green bond to his name. Inspired by his father who founded what was to become world's largest two wheeler maker--Hero MotoCorp, the junior [...]

In defence of making the impossible, possible

2018-12-04T13:23:23+00:00September 16th, 2016|2016, Cover Feature: Defence, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

On May 14 earlier this year, India’s defence minister Manohar Parrikar set an ambitious target of $2 billion per annum for arms and ammunition exports from the country in the next two years. By any yardstick, this is a bold statement of intent. After Saudi Arabia, India is the largest importer of defence equipment in the world. In 2015, arms worth $ 4.3 billion were shipped from various parts of the world into the country. In contrast, exports from India [...]

Short Takes

2020-03-12T14:40:26+00:00September 16th, 2016|2016, Cover Feature: Defence, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

Thales bets on India supply chain French defence major Thales is eyeing partners for major joint ventures in India, besides the ones already in place with state-run BEL, Samtel and L&T. The group is planning to expand its six-decade-old footprint in India and plans to make the country a part of its global supply chain in a much bigger way. India currently contributes less than 2.5 per cent to the company's €14 billion annual turnover. Pascale Sourisse, senior executive vice-president [...]

Short Takes

2020-03-12T14:12:58+00:00September 16th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

  CISCO plans India plant Global technology major Cisco has revealed it is working on a plan to establish a manufacturing facility in India. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said the company is "very actively involved in India across the board" and working on a broader base from digitisation to smart cities in the country. He said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very committed to manufacturing. We worked through a business case and... presented to him that... That was fantastic and [...]

India’s Big Defence Juggle: Great progress, more to be done

2020-03-12T08:12:37+00:00September 16th, 2016|2016, From The Top, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

I recently met a well-known financier in London who has invested over $500 million in India. When I met him last year, he was feeling apprehensive about his investments, feeling that his "Modi-bet" may not be coming off. His investments were stagnating, the bureaucracy was still finding its feet with the new political masters, and the outlook was patchy. This time, the mood had changed. He said he had just sold two companies in India, earning a staggering 55 per [...]

Getting the Masala right for an India-UK Bond

2020-03-12T14:38:43+00:00September 15th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal September Edition, Policy India, Year|

‘India Investment Journal’ looks at how Masala Bonds have caught on as a trend, with London Stock Exchange as a preferred hub. The UK government recently welcomed the world’s first ever “Masala” or rupee-denominated bond issued outside India by an Indian corporate being listed on the London Stock Exchange. UK Chancellor Philip Hammond described the "landmark" listing by the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) as a "major vote of confidence" in London. HDFC became the first company to issue a [...]

India reaffirms UN peacekeeping commitment

2018-12-05T07:03:25+00:00September 15th, 2016|2016, Cover Feature: Defence, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

India’s minister of state for defence, Dr Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, was in London recently to attend the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial summit hosted by the UK. He explains the lead India is taking in the field for ‘India Investment Journal’. India’s minister of state for defence, Dr Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, reaffirmed the country’s commitment to UN Peacekeeping Operations and confirmed that India will provide troops for UN Peacekeeping as pledged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York last year. Speaking [...]

Towards a sustainable value chain

2020-03-12T14:39:21+00:00September 15th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

One of the world’s most well-known brands, Nestle, delves into its work in the field of nutrition, water and rural development as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda in India. Nestlé India strongly believes that in order to continue to prosper over the long-term, the community and society at large must also prosper. As a leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company we have been committed to improving the quality of life in communities for many years. Having analysed [...]

Bringing Russian intelligence to Make in India

2018-12-04T13:25:23+00:00September 15th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal September Edition, Make in India, Year|

The CEO of Russian surveillance expert Vocord talks ‘India Investment Journal’ through its Make in India safety and security plans. India, with one of the largest security forces in the world, the second largest population and ranking in the top 10 economies of the world, is at the forefront of technological upgrades and achieving economies of scale in the security sector. This is where a number of international organisations see a massive potential, undoubtedly spurred on by the “Make in [...]