Eye on Brexit

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, [...]

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 [...]

India and the UK: Looking beyond Brexit

2020-03-19T10:52:00+00:00March 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Eye on Brexit, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

The bilateral relationship between India and UK must not get bogged down by Britain’s impending exit negotiations with the European Union (EU). As the UK navigates Brexit, Indian investors are entitled to feel a bit confused.  Some confusion is inevitable when business’ need for certainty comes up against an international negotiation in which it seems “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”.  At the same time, while the detail of Britain’s new relationship with the EU is crucially important, we [...]