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The real takeaway from Trump’s India visit

2020-08-20T06:54:41+00:00March 2nd, 2020|2020, Globally Speaking - India Global Business, UK Edition – 28 Feb-12 March 2020|

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 [...]

A mixed year for Indo-US ties

2020-03-18T09:15:32+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 27 December 2019|

India and US have drawn even closer on the strategic side – with a close convergence in the views on the Indo-Pacific, China and other issues. But Trump’s insistence on looking at every bilateral relationship through the prism of trade is threatening to limit the gains emanating from the stronger diplomatic engagement. Highlights: 2019 has been a milestone year for both strategic convergence and trade between India and the US. Trump’s order to terminate India’s designation as a beneficiary developing [...]

Carpe diem for US-India trade reset

2020-03-18T10:05:12+00:00September 13th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – September 2019|

The US-China trade war and Indian economic reforms provide a golden opportunity for a US-India trade deal and strengthen the geo-economic vision of America’s Indo-Pacific strategy. In June, US President Donald Trump indicated a “very big” trade deal with India at the G-20 summit in Osaka. Last month at the G-7 summit, President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi reiterated their friendship and committed to resolving trade issues. Later this month, US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra [...]

Trump’s trade brinkmanship can damage strategic ties with India

2020-03-20T09:01:50+00:00July 12th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – June 2019, Home Page|

US President Donald Trump wants to decouple trade ties with India from Washington’s strategic relationship with New Delhi but his heavy handed approach to trade negotiations is unlikely to yield results without mutual give and take. At the recent G-20 Summit in the Japanese city of Osaka, US President Donald Trump told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “… We have become great friends and our countries have never been closer. I can say that with surety...” This bonhomie was missing [...]

Trump’s Rambo diplomacy is unnecessary

2020-08-20T07:06:30+00:00June 7th, 2019|India Inc News|

In taking aim at India on trade, the US President is unnecessarily risking putting the hard-worked-on relationship into troubled waters, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. This is a circle that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to square early in his second term in office – how to deal with a US administration that has sought to decouple the strategic and economic relationship with India, as it has done with many of America’s allies. The denial of preferential export facilities from India to the [...]

India-US: Strategic on security, transactional on trade

2020-08-20T07:07:28+00:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

There is now unprecedented alignment on security between India and the US, the same needs to happen on trade, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The unprecedented US support for India and its right to self-defence following the Pulwama terrorist attack last month, has highlighted how far the relationship has come between the two previously wary partners. There has been significant strategic alignment on defence and geopolitical matters. This is hugely encouraging. But the picture changes quite dramatically [...]

As Iran goes dry, India hunts for oil in Kuwait and Qatar

2020-03-24T10:33:07+00:00December 6th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent four-day visit to Kuwait and Qatar was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and bolstering supplies. The decision by the Trump administration in the US to unilaterally exit from the Iran nuclear deal of 2015 earlier this year is forcing India to look at other alternatives — old and new, to fill in for Iran. India imported 22.6 million tonnes of crude from Iran in 2017-18, which was its third biggest  supplier of oil [...]

Trump’s ‘Tariff King’ jibe more bark than bite, we hope

2020-03-24T11:35:52+00:00October 5th, 2018|India Inc News|

The US President's high stakes game of global poker threatens to derail some of the hard work done on India-US relations, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. It was only last week that US President Donald Trump praised India in glowing terms, calling it a free society of a billion-plus people that has successfully pulled millions out of poverty. A week later, India is the “tariff king” that imposes high import duties on US products and, having been caught out by [...]

India-US 2+2 equals success

2020-03-24T12:08:43+00:00September 7th, 2018|India Inc News|

The first 2+2 Strategic Dialogue held in Delhi between the foreign and defence ministers of India and the US this week should pave the way for wider negotiations on trade and commerce, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The much-delayed 2+2 dialogue between the external affairs and defence ministers of India and the US Secretary of State and US Secretary of Defence in Delhi has reasserted what many were beginning to doubt – that the India-US relationship was [...]