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The unveiling of Amit Shah

2020-08-20T07:00:07+00:00August 9th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – August 2019|

This week witnessed Amit Shah’s dramatic dominance on India’s political landscape. His unveiling will have wide global implications. It’s time for the world to take note, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. A little more than five years ago, when Narendra Modi stormed to power in New Delhi for the first time, Amit Shah was a bit of an unknown quantity to most Indians, barring those from their home state of Gujarat. There was curiosity about the man people [...]

Modi’s team selection puts delivery first

2020-03-20T09:06:42+00:00July 5th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – June 2019|

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Council of Ministers signals both continuity and change. The most important changes in the so-called Modi 2.0 Cabinet were the induction of BJP President Amit Shah as Home Minister and the appointment of former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar as External Affairs Minister. But from the perspective of foreign investors, the appointments of Nirmala Sitharaman as Finance Minister, Piyush Goyal as Commerce Minister (in addition to his old charge of the Railways Ministry) and Nitin Gadkari [...]

BJP Manifesto: Recognising the changing character of jobs

2020-08-20T07:07:10+00:00April 10th, 2019|India Inc News|

The changing character of jobs is a global phenomenon. The BJP’s election manifesto recognises these new realities in boosting economic productivity, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. India’s opposition parties led by the Congress have been trying to corner the Narendra Modi government over reports appearing in sections of the media that seem to suggest high unemployment. These articles cite an alleged government report that is still not ready and a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian [...]

India-Pakistan: A pessimistic scenario, at least in the short term

2019-03-11T13:34:18+00:00March 9th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – March 2019|

Our strategic expert traces the origins of the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan and weighs up some distant hope of improvement in relations between the South Asian neighbours. The pattern of terrorist attack in India by a group, at best, tolerated, at worst, actively supported, by the Pakistani state, followed by some degree of military conflict is depressingly familiar to followers of South Asia. Sadly, the impasse between India and Pakistan finds supporters in both countries. The pre-eminent position [...]

India’s new affirmative action programme

2020-08-20T07:07:56+00:00January 11th, 2019|India Inc News|

India’s new and much fairer affirmative action programme has unnerved Modi’s opponents, just when they thought they had the wind in their sails, writes India Inc.’s Founder & CEO, Manoj Ladwa. In what is arguably its boldest move to ensure education and prosperity for every Indian, the Narendra Modi government has enacted a law to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to people who fall below an income threshold of Rs 800,00 ($11,500) per annum [...]

Only a brave punter will bet against Modi in 2019

2020-08-20T07:10:40+00:00December 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, Yearender- December 2018|

A western foreign diplomat’s rumoured punt against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading his party to victory in 2019 is brave, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. A very senior Western diplomat serving in Delhi is widely rumoured to have placed a wager against a big Indian industrialist that Modi won’t win in 2019. The elections to the five Indian states are done and dusted. In an upset, the ruling BJP lost the three states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh [...]

Can Modi return to power in 2019?

2020-09-21T08:28:41+00:00August 24th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

Solid achievements in reviving the economy, addressing farm distress, fighting poverty, fighting corruption and helping India regain its global standing are likely to help Modi and BJP retain power in next year’s Lok Sabha elections. The Lok Sabha elections are still nine months away but India, it seems, is already in election-mode. Rarely a day passes without newspapers and TV channels reporting on moves by the Opposition to form a united bulwark against the BJP-led NDA juggernaut that now rules [...]

Good economics is good politics; India’s state elections prove this

2020-03-16T09:37:04+00:00December 20th, 2017|2017/2018, December 2017, Last Word, Year|

The BJP's recent state election wins should encourage the government as it proves that good economics is being rewarded by voters. After a month-long, fractious and often ill-tempered campaign during which some pundits forecast doom for the BJP, the ruling party in Gujarat emerged victorious with 99 seats in a House of 182 – winning a sixth straight term in office. The election was important. A jolt in Gujarat would have undermined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reforms agenda to make deep and fundamental changes in governance and [...]

Opportunities, not sops pay off in India

2018-12-03T13:03:05+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, Final Word, India Investment Journal March Edition, Year|

It took its time coming, but in the end Bharat (more on that later) trumped the so-called political experts from New Delhi’s gin-n-tonic cocktail circuit. And how! The recently concluded round of elections to five Assembly assemblies returned a verdict that can only be described as a thumping endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership of the country. The final tally reads BJP: 4 states; Congress: 1 state. We will now have BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and [...]