February 2017

///February 2017

Stop tilting at windmills, Mr Trump & Co.

2018-09-04T13:00:36+00:00February 10th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, Putting it in context, Year|

Donald Trump and his fellow travellers in Europe are doing their countries a disservice by recklessly pulling up the drawbridge on immigration, writes India Inc. CEO Manoj Ladwa. Everyone knows that whenever their fortresses and castles came under siege, kings of old would pass the order to pull up the drawbridges and every able man would take up position to repel the invaders. And most of you will be familiar with the story of Don Quixote, the fictional medieval Spanish [...]

New globalisation paradigm in the offing

2018-08-06T13:40:35+00:00February 10th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, Last Word, Year|

Outbound FDI from India will increasingly be driven by a need to fill knowledge and product gaps aimed at the domestic market. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has greased the wheels of the investment cycle with allocations of almost $90 billion for building roads, railway infrastructure, inland waterways, ports, airports and rural infrastructure for 2017-18. This massive public spending spree, marking a humungous increase over the figures for the current year, is expected to translate into large contracts for Indian and [...]

India needs a meaningful bond market

2018-08-06T13:40:26+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, Emerging Markets, February 2017, Year|

Parag Saxena is the CEO of New Silk Route Partners, one of India’s largest Private Equity (PE) funds with a primary focus on India and the Southeast Asia markets. He tells ‘India Global Business’ about the company’s journey since inception in 2006 to becoming a leading Asia-focused growth capital firm with $1.4 billion under management. How is New Silk Route contributing to the Indian growth story? New Silk Route was formed with the belief that as India’s GDP per capita [...]

Is India really Donald Trump’s ‘true friend’?

2018-06-12T10:00:07+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, December 2017, February 2017, India-US, The Americas, Year|

There are not too many countries towards whom the new United States President, Donald Trump, has shown a consistently friendly demeanour. India is one of them. As Trump told Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his most recent phone conversation to New Delhi, he saw India as a “true friend”. India is seen, strategically, as a kindred spirit by President Trump and his team. However, the indications are that no country will receive a free pass when it comes to Trump’s [...]

Ireland makes a pitch for Indian investments

2018-10-30T12:27:51+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, December 2017, February 2017, Hotspot, INDIA-EU, Year|

With Brexit around the corner, one of Britain’s neighbours is making a play for Indian investments as a member of the European Union (EU). Ireland has a strong proposition for any company choosing to do business in Europe. A part of the European Union (EU), the country’s impressive offering includes large and small companies, MNCs and indigenous companies, universities and research institutes in the technology, ICT, life-sciences, financial services and advanced manufacturing sectors, not to mention access to over 500 [...]

India and Vietnam: Pushing back the dragon

2018-05-18T13:04:09+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, Emerging Markets, February 2017, Year|

The comprehensive strategic partnership between New Delhi and Hanoi is playing an important role in ensuring balance of power in Asia

Rarely, if ever, does India weigh heavily on the minds of foreign leaders when they meet their counterparts from third countries. But when Chinese President Xi Jinping recently met Communist Party of Vietnam’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Beijing, seasoned observers could sense that New Delhi was the invisible elephant in the room.

India and China: It’s complicated

2018-09-19T07:49:07+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, India & China, Year|

An assertive China presents Prime Minister Modi with his most intractable foreign policy challenge, but there are indications that Beijing may be getting a little edgy. Mahatma Gandhi had said of his adversaries: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Much to the chagrin of many in New Delhi’s policy circles who saw India as a counterweight to China, Beijing has, at least publicly, refused to treat India as an equal. [...]

Thinking out of the box: Reconfiguring the India-Pakistan-China Triangle

2018-06-12T12:57:35+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, India & China, Year|

A foreign policy observer believes it is time for India to move towards a more flexible approach towards China. It has been suggested that New Delhi’s bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was an “extraordinary exercise in realpolitik”, that the Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi “is not easily rattled by disapproving noises at home or abroad”. One analyst referring to China’s opposition put it rather colourfully that Beijing behaved “not as an enlightened power but [...]