A barrage of cyberattacks by China against India has thrown open the debate for New Delhi to strengthen its defences and prepare for conflict in a new battlefield – cyberspace.
The third meeting of the Indian and US Defence and Foreign Ministers in New Delhi recently concluded the last foundational agreement to bring the defence forces of the two countries closer and sent a strong message to Beijing on its expansionist ambitions.
India is busy ramping up its endeavours to achieve total self-sustenance, in the short term it opens up a $ 82.2 billion opportunity for others to step in.
India’s tech start-ups have placed the country at the cutting edge of emerging technologies and are attracting billions of dollars of investments from tech giants and investors such as Google, Amazon, Softbank and Alibaba. A proactive government, a helpful policy environment and the second largest internet user base are fuelling this boom. Highlights: India has the world’s third largest start-up eco-system after the US and China. Global tech giants such as Google are setting up incubators in India to provide [...]
In an initiative to attract companies leaving China and to provide the world with an alternative to over-dependence on one country, New Delhi, Tokyo and Canberra are considering a deal that could change the paradigm of global trade for decades to come.
The decision illustrates safety measures as well as India’s intention to project itself as a viable investment destination for technological development.
All FDI proposals from Chinese companies have been put on hold as India attracts investment and China draws global hostility.
These measures will give foreign and domestic investors a reasonable employment law framework, end intrusive labour inspections and reduce government interventions in the day-to-day running of businesses in India. This is expected to help attract more FDI.
The Indian Prime Minister’s hard-nosed strategy of building bridges with the West is paying rich dividends; the US and Germany highlighted Beijing’s growing diplomatic isolation by blocking an insidious Chinese proposal to blame India for the June 29 terror attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange.