India has increasingly looked as an attractive destination for British businesses and vice versa seeking to relocate their operations from China. Ironically, it’s the pandemic that has brought both countries closer than ever before, thanks to collaborations in key areas such as vaccine development, innovation and manufacturing.
The common values and close collaborations that bind these two great nations will only continue to blossom in the next US presidency. In this first instalment of a series of weekly evaluations on the ties that bind these two great nations we examine the dynamics that are bringing the two countries even closer.
The broad bipartisan support for closer strategic and economic ties with India means that on the face of it Trump or Biden will be equally good (or bad) for India. However, with wider geo-political issues at stake and the huge influence that Indian American voters could have on the outcome in swing states, the race to the White House is far more important for India Inc. than ever before, writes India Inc Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa.
The US President’s transactionalism on trade and hard line on immigration has caused some hiccups in India-US ties but robust cooperation on defence and strategic affairs has turned the two countries into natural allies in the emerging tussle with a rising totalitarian hegemon.
More than 50 per cent of the Indian diaspora in key battleground American states are switching over to supporting President Trump, and could well be the deciding factor in the presidential election due in November. Here is a snap analysis of what lies behind this change of heart among the most powerful of US immigrant communities.
The Trump administration’s reported move to curb the entry of Indian IT professionals into the US ostensibly to combat rising unemployment could be counterproductive and blunt the technological edge currently enjoyed by American companies.
Editorial India’s reaction of the actions undertaken by the US and China in response to the COVID-19 pandemic reflect India’s bilateral relations with each. Over the first two decades of the current century, India and the US have developed what many strategic analysts and diplomats have described as “the defining relationship of the 21st century”. In engaging so closely with the US, India has had to finesse its relationship with its northern neighbour and rising hegemon, China. The COVID-19 pandemic [...]
In light of US President Trump’s recent visit to India, an economic expert suggests some measures the two countries could take to drive their bilateral relationship to the next level. Highlights: President Trump’s reiteration of PM Modi’s policies reinforced the Indian Government’s assertion of successful outreach of its schemes. If a free trade agreement might not be an immediate possibility, a multi-layered trade agreement would help boost import-linked value-added manufacturing and exports from India. The US must consider that a [...]
In assiduously wooing Indian investments, US President Donald Trump has signalled to the world (especially China) that the economic and strategic agendas of the US and India are more aligned than ever before, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: While President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ agenda might seem at odds with PM Modi’s ‘Make in India’ push, a deeper look might reveal the two to be complementary. Partnering with India gives the US a combined cost, talent and scale [...]