Internal challenges hinder the US and India from fostering closer strategic ties. While there is clear logic to closer India-US strategic cooperation on a number of fronts, domestic priorities and capacity issues will continue to complicate ties. The United States and India are currently in the midst of a minor trade spat, cantered on medical devices, agriculture and e-commerce, among others. Washington has revoked India’s benefits under the 1970s era Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) arrangement, and New Delhi has [...]
An International trade expert analyses the trade patterns between India and Africa over the years and charts the roadmap to booth bilateral investment. A snapshot of Africa-India relations Africa’s engagement with India dates back to pre-colonial times during the 10th century when enterprising Indian merchants began looking for markets to trade their commodities. Their initial contacts were with Egypt and African lands along the Red Sea. Both Africans and Indians who had initial contact became part of the Indian Ocean [...]
The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) summarises the advantages Indian companies can avail by investing in Thailand while highlighting some of the government’s initiatives for foreign companies. For decades, Thailand and India have expanded their bilateral relationship in breadth and depth, from culture and tourism to trade and investment. Since the global economic growth centre has shifted to Asia in recent years, economic opportunities have been rising, so as to the potential trade between Thailand and India. Thailand, with its [...]
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director-General of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), outlines the various sectors that present tremendous opportunities to bolster UK-India cooperation. Historically linked together for centuries, India and the United Kingdom share a commitment to democracy, peace and stability as also institutional, educational and legal affinities that underpin the vibrant and dynamic bilateral relationship today. As India embarks on a reinvigorated growth path and the UK prepares for a historic detachment from the EU, these shared foundations establish a [...]
In tackling it’s many deep-rooted fault lines, India needs continuity, businesses need consistency, and the world needs stability, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Yesterday, India’s Opposition Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi tweeted what looked like a page from the online ‘Oxford English Dictionary’ and claimed a new word, Modilie – meaning “to constantly modify the truth”, had been added to the English language. It was obviously an attack on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who Gandhi has [...]
An entrepreneur based in Scotland traces some of the underlying strengths that India can tap into to deepen ties with the region. The economic relationship between India and Scotland can be traced back to the 17th century, when the Scottish reached India as the first batch of East India Company’s officers. They fell in love with the rich and diverse India. They contributed at the time by starting Tea and Rubber Plantations, Roads and Rail links and infrastructure development, exploring [...]
India has lots of ground to cover in the African continent with its own version of economic diplomacy and the New Year will mark another chapter in the India-Africa outreach programme.
The Modi government has made much headway in its outreach to Africa but India still has lots of ground to cover before it can match Beijing’s heft in that continent.
The cancellation of the 2016 SAARC summit in Islamabad, Pakistan, marks a major turning point in the geopolitical configurations in South Asia. Bimstec wasn’t a term many people outside of government circles in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan were familiar till recently. Then, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka decided to pull out of the SAARC Summit in Islamabad citing Pakistan’s continuing support for and export of terrorist groups as part of its state policy. [...]
As the shine begins to wear off PM Modi’s much-talked-about US visit in June 2016, a foreign policy expert from the Washington DC based Centre for Strategic & International Studies analyses the scenario beyond small but important goals achieved so far.
Haryana made an all-out play for global investment with its first Happening Haryana summit in March 2016. The success of the event led to plans for a second summit in 2018. But, meanwhile, the state hopes to translate the hundreds of MoUs signed into action on the ground. During the summit, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other government ministers pledged proactive support to ensure extensive infrastructural, industrial and socio-economic development in the state. Finance minister Arun Jaitley [...]