The Brexit gridlock seems to have given way to some much-needed certainty around Britain’s relationship with the European Union.
Despite extensive talks between the two countries, and a considerable narrowing down of differences, no meeting ground has been found yet.
Sir David Attenborough’s “moment of crisis,” and Greta Thunberg’s ongoing campaign to shake the world’s most powerful into acting faster on climate change, highlights that there are other priorities to President Trump’s conflict with Iran that must not be relegated, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: The US assassination of a serving Iranian army general and the Iranian retaliation poses a diplomatic challenge for India’s Narendra Modi government. India’s possible de-escalating role here should not be underestimated. [...]
The 2020s promise to be a decade with a difference. For one, many incipient trends – from a rise in aspirations to an acceleration in development to greater assertion of national identities – will come into their own over the next few years. Then, rising education levels and breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine will likely make this the most egalitarian decade in the history of mankind. Highlights: 2020 marks a decade of aspirations – of the billions of newly [...]
The director of a London-based think tank analyses the role of the Indian diaspora in the 2019 General Elections and notes how immigration reforms should be of key importance post Brexit. Highlights: The 2019 General Election saw Britain elect its most diverse Parliament ever, with 65 ethnic minority MPs making up one-tenth of the House of Commons. Scepticism about Brexit among Indian voters appeared to be a barrier to supporting the governing party for Corbyn-sceptic voters. One of the biggest [...]
Canadian investors at the forefront of India’s private equity and infrastructure investment landscape
The CEO of India’s first sovereign wealth fund reflects on the developments in India’s infrastructure sector and what the recent big-ticket investments by Canadian giants means for the relationship between the two countries. Highlights: The recently released a National Infrastructure Pipeline by the Indian government opens up huge investment opportunities in India’s infrastructure sector. Canadian investors have been at the forefront of investing in India, taking a long- term view on the economy. The Indian start-up space, with around 30,000 [...]
The Indian government has decided not to give in to US pressure on keeping the Chinese telecom equipment giant out of the 5G race but the final call on whether or not to permit a post-trial full-scale rollout could still depend on the views of the security establishment. Highlights: India’s decision to allow Huawei to participate in the 5G trials is by no means a signal that the Chinese telecom equipment supplier has cleared the last hurdle. The US has [...]
Brazilian PM Jair Bolsonaro’s visit to India as the chief guest at the annual Republic Day Parade could open up new avenues for strengthening the relationship between the two countries. Highlights: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to India in January will help further the several issues India and Brazil agree on. Brazil’s advantages in areas like energy, agriculture, defence, and space are things that India can benefit from. The recent MoU agreed with Brazil addresses a range of issues with [...]