Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s reshuffle of his top team spells good news for Indian-origin MPs.
Trump’s upcoming visit to India promises a closer bilateral alliance over the Indo-Pacific region and the rise of China.
A former diplomat emphasises the importance of bilateral engagement beyond the leadership level to ensure stronger US-India relations that span decades. Highlights: While close personal ties between leaders are important, personal ties between senior officials below the leader level are also critical to advancing bilateral ties between the US and India. Several dialogues established by Washington and New Delhi have enabled working-level officials and technical experts from both countries to meet and discuss issues ranging from health cooperation to counterterrorism [...]
The shrill debate around the Indian government’s recent decisions on Kashmir and citizenship has clouded a slew of measures that reflect a broader, more progressive social and economic narrative, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. If you read much of the media coverage on India these days, you could be forgiven for being left with an impression that the country is on the verge of a totalitarian takeover. Its vibrant democracy and tradition of standing strong on human [...]
The previous ‘brain drain’ trend of young Indians migrating overseas for a better quality of life is now indicating a reversal and India stands to benefit greatly from the skills and experience they bring back. Highlights: With US-educated individuals returning to India, the country is benefitting from the reintegration of educated and skilled individuals. The intent of these individuals to return to India rather than elsewhere in the West indicates the advances that the country has made. Improvements in higher [...]
The CEO of the UK’s leading digital venture builder expounds on the need for diversity and inclusion in workplaces and how this can be achieved. Highlights: Public struggles on gender-related issues within the workplace have real and immediate costs. There is empirical evidence that points to more gender diverse teams achieving higher productivity as well as improved business outcomes. A recent study showed that companies that have more diverse management teams had around 19 per cent higher revenue due to [...]
Looking forward to the COP26 in Glasgow towards the end of the year, the Lord Mayor of the City of London shares how the UK can be a natural partner for India in the green finance sector. Highlights: The Indian government’s sustainable agenda offers immense opportunities for investments in renewable energy and urban sustainability sectors. The City of London, being at the frontline of green finance and efforts to accurately price climate-related risks and opportunities can be a natural partner [...]
The Indian External Affairs Minister’s recent visit to Tunisia highlights India’s commitment to engaging with both larger and smaller economies of Africa alike. Highlights: In the last five years, Indian leaders have paid 29 visits to African countries to expand Indian presence and counter China’s dominance in the continent. Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar’s visit to Tunisia shows that India recognises the latter’s repeated support. India wants to present itself as a more empathetic soft power and an ally on whom [...]