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Unlocking the true value of a ‘Winning Partnership’

2020-03-12T14:50:38+00:00July 20th, 2017|2018/2017, From the Scence, India Investment Journal July Edition, Year|

A new compilation of essays on India-UK ties created a cross-country buzz over the last few weeks with its launch events in London and New Delhi. “The UK’s relationship with India has been predominantly transactional, but it needs to become transformational. India and the UK need to understand where the true value comes from the partnership, and how they can turn this special relationship into a global relationship, one that changes the world for the better, tackling significant issues such [...]

Lockheed Martin clinches F-16 fighter jet deal with Tata

2018-12-31T13:34:43+00:00July 14th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal July Edition, Year|

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) has signed an agreement with American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin to join hands to produce the F-16 Block 70 in India. The F-16 Block 70 is ideally suited to meet the Indian Air Force’s single-engine fighter needs and the US-Indian industry partnership directly supports India’s initiative to develop private aerospace and defence manufacturing capacity in India under the Make in India initiative, the companies said during the Paris Air Show recently. Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons, said: “This agreement builds on [...]

Four countries in six days: Prime Minister Modi makes a European connect

2020-03-16T09:01:10+00:00June 16th, 2017|2017/2018, Hot Spot, June 2017, Year|

The Indian Prime Minister was on a packed tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France in May/June and has returned with a slew of agreements and promising pacts for the future. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Berlin at the start of his European tour, the term used to describe the visit was the opening of a “new chapter” in the bilateral relations between India and Germany. The PM set off for his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at her [...]

Is India’s rooftop solar market taking off?

2018-12-03T11:56:54+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal May Edition, REWIND 2017, Year|

A relatively slow-moving solar market in India is showing some signs of promise. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced a 1,000 MW tender in order to allocate rooftop solar projects on government buildings across the country. This is the largest ever rooftop solar tender announced in India till date. Riding on the success of a previous 500 MW rooftop solar tender announced in April 2016, SECI has now doubled the allocation size. This is a welcome move [...]

Why UK must make India a trade priority post-Brexit

2019-01-02T07:34:51+00:00May 25th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, India-UK, Year|

A new report by a leading UK-based think tank claims there is enough untapped trade potential to offset the possible effects of Brexit on exports to the European Union (EU). Open Europe, in its research titled ‘Global Britain: Priorities for trade beyond the EU’, has said that Britain can make up for any export loss as it exits the EU by building on under-developed links with countries like India and making it a priority in its trade negotiations. “There’s little point making policy looking at [...]

Why Britain must invest time in an FTA with India

2018-05-18T13:04:09+00:00February 9th, 2017|2017/2018, February 2017, UK/EUROPE, Year|

A new report released the UK’s Free Enterprise Group makes the case for Britain to prioritise free trade agreements (FTAs) with key Commonwealth nations like India following Brexit. ‘India Global Business’ explores the rationale behind this strategy.

‘Reconnecting with the Commonwealth: The UK’s free trade opportunities’, released by the British MPs led Free Enterprise Group, suggests a five-step plan for the UK government as it gets ready to leave the European Union (EU).

EU-India Summit 2016: A new momentum

2018-10-30T10:46:48+00:00November 7th, 2016|2016, India-EU, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

EU-India Agenda for Action 2020: Both sides endorsed the agenda to create a concrete road-map for the EU-India Strategic Partnership for the next five years. EU-India Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA): Both sides agreed to further the negotiations on an early conclusion of the BTIA. Terrorism: Both sides adopted a Joint Declaration on Counter-terrorism to step up cooperation to counter radicalisation and violent extremism. G20 Skills Strategy: Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to implement the G20 Skills Strategy and [...]

Uganda & India: Walking the development track together

2018-10-31T10:15:34+00:00June 1st, 2016|2016, Africa, May/June 2016, Year|

Uganda and India share a strong trading relationship but the country is now keen on redressing an imbalance with the help of greater Indian technological support. The country’s investment chief lays out the landscape of what future ties between the two trading nations can look like. Uganda and India share a history. The two countries have a social, political and economic relationship that dates back to the colonial times. India has over the years been among the top five foreign [...]