UK Edition – December 2018

///UK Edition – December 2018

UK-India tech jugaad can open up many possibilities

2020-08-20T07:10:48+00:00December 11th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

Distractions of Brexit aside, the exchange of ideas like frugal innovation and joint projects can start clicking into place as part of the UK-India Tech Partnership, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. As you will know by now, I am a passionate votary of closer UK-India ties across the spectrum. I, and dozens of others like me, have often chaffed at the bit with frustration over this relationship that promises so much but is often caught up in mundane transactionalism that sometimes [...]

EU’s India Strategy – Days of benign neglect seem over

2020-08-20T07:10:52+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 [...]

UK-India Tech Partnership: Potentially paradigm-changing

2018-12-11T11:40:09+00:00December 7th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

The alliance between the tech sectors in the UK and India has embarked on several path-breaking initiatives that can generate billions of dollars of revenues and generate millions of new jobs, not only in the two countries but also elsewhere in the world. India’s IT industry is, arguably, the most famous component of its $2.6-trillion economy. Apart from being a $160-billion sector, or more than 6 per cent of India’s GDP, it has played a massive role as an enabler of India’s emergence [...]

Time for a post-Brexit re-evaluation of the Commonwealth

2018-12-11T10:11:55+00:00December 7th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

The Royal Commonwealth Society chief digs into some of the tough issues tackled during the ongoing Global Britain and India inquiry being conducted by the UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. For ‘Global Britain’ to be more than a hollow slogan, and for Brexit to avoid being simply a harmful shift inwards, the UK will need to seriously re-evaluate and revisit its international relationships. It is important that this re-evaluation also take place within the context of the Commonwealth. That is [...]

UK and India are addressing the world’s challenges and opportunities together

2018-12-24T13:30:42+00:00December 7th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

Britain’s Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, gives an insight into a recent visit he led to India, its key outcomes, preparations for the first UK-India Future Tech Festival and strengthening region-to-region collaboration within the wider bilateral context. What are some of the key outcomes of the recent Midlands Engine visit to the India?  My recent visit to India was an invaluable opportunity to promote important business ties between the Midlands and India while re-affirming [...]

As Iran goes dry, India hunts for oil in Kuwait and Qatar

2020-03-24T10:33:07+00:00December 6th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent four-day visit to Kuwait and Qatar was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and bolstering supplies. The decision by the Trump administration in the US to unilaterally exit from the Iran nuclear deal of 2015 earlier this year is forcing India to look at other alternatives — old and new, to fill in for Iran. India imported 22.6 million tonnes of crude from Iran in 2017-18, which was its third biggest  supplier of oil [...]

London will always be at forefront of India–UK ties

2020-03-24T10:41:35+00:00December 6th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, discusses India’s ties with London and his hopes for stronger UK-India relations post Brexit. Backdrop The long-standing, centuries-old connections between Britain and India, which were originally forged on the basis of trade, remain etched into the landscape of modern London. While the West India Docks (now home to Canary Wharf) and the East India Docks (now a sanctuary for wildlife) are no longer operating, their legacy lives on in our city as they were [...]

Facilitating Indian start-ups achieve their global mission

2018-12-11T10:12:39+00:00December 6th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

Our industry expert goes behind the UK-India Tech Alliance to explore how it complements the UK’s world-leading expertise with India’s tech transformation. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s 2016 visit to India had set the tone for the UK-India Tech discussions. This got formalised during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UK earlier this year, when the UK-India Tech Alliance was launched. The new partnership between the UK and Indian tech industries is aimed at the growth of [...]

India is already looking to the opportunities of Brexit

2018-12-11T10:12:39+00:00December 6th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

Charles Bowman, the former Lord Mayor of London in charge of nurturing lucrative investments for the City, delves into his recent FinTech delegation to India, overcoming Brexit concerns to ensure London’s enduring attraction as a financial hub for Indian companies and opening up areas such as payments, regtech, insuretech and blockchain for India-UK tie-ups. What are some of the highlights from your recent fintech delegation to India? My visit to India is one that will live long in my memories [...]

UK has innovation to share with India in creating effective healthcare

2020-03-06T12:35:16+00:00December 6th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – December 2018|

A healthcare expert explores the ways in which the use of technology by the UK’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) can lead to greater health-tech collaborations with India. I recognise that India has some of the best hospitals in the region and is already quick to take up and use new technologies. But there are a few things that the experience of using technology in the National Health Service (NHS) has taught us. I hope these may be of value [...]