/Tag: Britain

The UK is losing the numbers game on Indian students

2019-08-23T14:28:03+00:00August 23rd, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – August 2019|

Since the peak of around 40,000 nearly 10 years ago, the figures for Indian students choosing Britain’s universities have been in free-fall. While the slide has been somewhat arrested recently, the numbers remain a far cry from what they were and, indeed, what they ought to be, given Britain’s world-class educational institutions and an aspirational Indian youth ready to be lured by destinations with decent professional promise. The figures in this case really do speak for themselves – in 2010, [...]

Democracy Trumps Terror

2019-05-10T14:28:28+00:00May 8th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – April 2019, India Inc News|

The UN’s blacklisting of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist is another big win for India’s proactive diplomacy, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Who says democracies are ill-equipped to tackle global terror? The Narendra Modi government’s proactive diplomacy paid off big time when China removed its veto and allowed the United Nations to designate Pakistan-backed Jaish e-Mohammed (JEM) chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist. The US, the UK and France deserve a large part of the credit for this but it was the [...]

India’s Soft Power – A long shot perspective

2019-04-23T07:09:49+00:00April 17th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Women's Edition – April 2019|

We need to focus on quality, training, excellence and investment for India’s soft power to be globally recognised, asserts an Indian arts expert. India is the world’s largest democracy. India has a global presence thanks to its economically successful diaspora, a successful IT industry and its internationally loved cuisine, cinema, dance and music. Our much-appreciated multi-culturalism, religious pluralism and the heritage of yoga, Ayurveda and philosophy also play a vital role in establishing India’s soft power globally. A survey of [...]

India-UK: Seeking convergence on international and regional security

2018-11-16T10:29:31+00:00November 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – November 2018|

Our strategic expert believes a transformative bilateral relationship between India and Britain will require greater convergence on issues of mutual concern. Last month (October 9) I appeared before the House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee for its major new inquiry on ‘Global Britain and India’. My co-panellist was Sir James Bevan, the most recent former British High Commissioner to India. The enquiry seeks to identify opportunities for greater cooperation between the two countries. Chaired by Tom Tugendhat, the Committee includes [...]

Lack of political will to conclude an India-EU free trade agreement

2018-10-12T13:27:48+00:00October 12th, 2018|Global Edition – October 2018, Home Page|

Geoffrey Van Orden is Britain’s Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East of England and Vice-Chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group. In this interview, he tells ‘India Global Business’ what Brexit means for India-EU relations and why he fears the prospect of a free trade agreement (FTA) will continue to be hampered due to a mismatch in ambitions. As Chairman of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with India, how do you see the India-EU [...]

Advancing our bilateral & prosperity partnership with India

2018-09-21T13:36:56+00:00September 12th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – September 2018|

India has no shortage of potential partners, so the UK must act to ensure that we are India’s partner of choice, writes an outspoken Brexiteer. The global economy is undergoing historic transformations as economic and political power continues shifting towards Asia. With a rising share of the world’s total GDP, the UK needs to ensure it achieves greater strategic access into Asia’s biggest markets, notably into India. The importance of this preferential access cannot be overstated: as India is the [...]

Easier visa regime will benefit Britain more than India

2018-08-16T10:50:38+00:00August 3rd, 2018|UK Edition - August 2018|

Tough immigration norms in the UK are holding up a proposed trade deal with India. But studies show that easier visas will also help Britain stave off competition from Australia and retain its position as the second-most popular education destination in the world. The Theresa May government’s hard line on immigration is not only causing outrage in India, it is also costing the UK dear. Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews, SOAS, LSE and many other iconic institutions that made Great Britain [...]

Future sealed for UK-India ties

2018-08-24T12:22:28+00:00May 18th, 2018|From the top, Home Page, UK Edition- May 2018|

The relationship between India and the UK is gradually moving beyond its nostalgic framework to look towards a future that is ripe with opportunities, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Ask any foreign policy expert in London or New Delhi about the state of UK-India relations and the most probable answer will be “warm and close”. But dig a little deeper and these same experts will begin to grope for words. The truth is that the two countries [...]

Team Commonwealth

2018-05-22T14:28:47+00:00March 28th, 2018|2017/2018, From the Top, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

India and the UK are increasingly aligned on the Commonwealth’s potential to provide an impetus to trade and investment, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Tennis legend Billie Jean King famously said: “Create your legacy, then pass on the baton”. As the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) draws closer, there is anticipation that an initiative taken to bring trade and investment to the forefront of the grouping’s concerns may, in the years to come, see the [...]

Can the Commonwealth help Brexit-hit Britain?

2018-07-17T05:57:42+00:00March 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Commonwealth, Home Page, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

A leading anti-Brexit voice within the UK political establishment calls for a democratic exit from Brexit to firm up closer ties with the Commonwealth. Some Brexiteers have promoted the Commonwealth as an alternative to membership of the European Union (EU). In truth, the European Union and the Commonwealth are each stronger with Britain playing a leading role in both. And Britain is stronger too. The most effective way to exercise global influence is to remain a member of the largest, [...]