UK Edition- April 2018

///UK Edition- April 2018

India-UK deals gaining momentum

2020-04-03T11:29:01+00:00March 29th, 2018|2017/2018, Eye on Brexit, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

Acquisitions and joint funding initiatives were some of the highlights in recent weeks. India-UK joint team wins Ganga funding An India-UK Joint Team has won the Newton-Bhabha Fund for a project on Groundwater Arsenic Research in Ganga River Basin. The Department of Science and Technology has undertaken the project with the Natural Environment Research Council, UK, to find solutions to the water challenges faced in the pervasively arsenic-affected Ganga River Basin. The Indian team comprises representatives of the IIT Kharagpur, [...]

India can lead the way in data security

2018-09-04T12:42:30+00:00March 29th, 2018|2017/2018, Last Word, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

Given the recent furore over data privacy, new Indian data protection laws should set the standards for the rest of the world, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Even as Indian politicians engage in a no-holds-barred fight over security of personal data in the custody of the government and political parties, a far more serious discussion is underway – away from the arc lights – on ensuring and enhancing the security of private data in India. The political [...]

French investments in India on the rise

2018-07-31T13:26:13+00:00March 29th, 2018|2017/2018, Country Focus, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

Sectors of interest for French companies spanned across nuclear to smart city planning. France, India to pursue nuke power project French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Electricite de France SA (EDF) and India’s monopoly atomic energy producer, Nuclear Power Corp., to accelerate discussions on a contract and start work at the site in Jaitapur, Maharashtra by December. A joint statement issued Saturday by the governments during Macron’s visit to India said: “Once installed, the Jaitapur [...]

Team Commonwealth

2018-05-22T14:28:47+00:00March 28th, 2018|2017/2018, From the Top, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

India and the UK are increasingly aligned on the Commonwealth’s potential to provide an impetus to trade and investment, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Tennis legend Billie Jean King famously said: “Create your legacy, then pass on the baton”. As the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) draws closer, there is anticipation that an initiative taken to bring trade and investment to the forefront of the grouping’s concerns may, in the years to come, see the [...]

The Indian Diaspora: The UK’s unused weapon post-Brexit

2018-05-22T14:21:20+00:00March 26th, 2018|2017/2018, Eye on Brexit, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

Not tapping into the British Indian diaspora, which serves both India and the UK so well, is a missed opportunity. We often hear of the rich contribution made to the UK by the Indian diaspora, and of the long-standing special relationship between the two countries that has spanned centuries. According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Asian businesses generate around 10 per cent of the UK’s GDP, whilst Asians only constitute 6 per cent of the population. Furthermore, these [...]

Can France become India’s all-weather friend?

2018-05-18T13:02:18+00:00March 26th, 2018|2017/2018, Country Focus, Home Page, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

India and France have several common strategic objectives and very few, if any, disagreements on major global issues. India also needs powerful friends to prevent its creeping encirclement in its backyard and France needs a reliable ally in the Indo-Pacific, where it has many economic and strategic interests. IGB takes a 360-degree look at this very important but low-profile relationship. Strange things are happening in India’s neighbourhood and in the wider Indo-Pacific theatre. China has stepped up its muscle flexing [...]

Can the Commonwealth really be reimagined as a 21st century trading and strategic bloc?

2020-09-21T08:42:32+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Cover Story, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

The logic is impeccable: with trade wars looming and the US withdrawal from its role as a net provider of global security threatening to cede ground to China, there is room for the Commonwealth to step into the breech as a stabilising factor. But can 53 countries put aside their individual interests for the greater common good? It is an idea whose time may have come, but are all the main players really as keen as those moving the grand [...]

India all set to become EBRD’s 69th member

2018-05-22T14:29:15+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Indian, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

An interview with Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Energy and Natural Resources, at London-headquartered European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The multilateral institution, set up in 1991 to promote private and entrepreneurial initiative in emerging Europe, recently approved India as its 69th member. As someone at the heart of this historic development, Parshad gives ‘India Global Business’ an insight. What does India’s membership of EBRD signify? It has been almost 26 years since India has been flirting with the idea of [...]

India will be integral to Commonwealth future growth

2020-03-16T13:22:53+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

If the Commonwealth were to expand its remit, led by India, areas such as security and counter-terrorism could be strengthened. India’s approach to the regional groupings of which it is a member is self-evidently instrumentalist. With limited resources each of the organisations or groups which India promotes serve a particular economic, political or cultural purpose. Thus, IBSA (comprising India, Brazil and South Africa) comprises a group of like-minded, Southern democracies, useful to align approaches in fora such as the UN. [...]

Scottish firm completes submarine rescue system for Indian Navy

2018-07-31T13:47:24+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Indian, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

JFD had bagged a £193-million contract from India for the supply of two complete flyaway submarine rescue systems. A Scotland-based company announced the completion of a new submarine rescue system due to be delivered to the Indian Navy soon. JFD has a contract worth £193 million with the Indian Navy for the supply of two complete flyaway submarine rescue systems, including Deep Search and Rescue Vehicles (DSRV), Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) equipment, Transfer Under Pressure (TUP) systems, and all logistics and support equipment required to operate the [...]