/Tag: Immigration

New Brunswick: India’s Nearshore Gateway to North America

2019-08-28T13:28:41+00:00May 2nd, 2019|2019, Global Edition – April 2019|

The Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) team highlights the prospects offered by the Canadian province presents for companies looking to expand in North America. The world’s most successful companies are taking advantage of the nearshore value proposition offered by the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Advantageously located on Canada’s beautiful East Coast, the province easily enables international companies to support their global footprint and service clients across North America and Eurasia in the same business day. Combine that advantage with low [...]

Living the American Dream: A possibility or not?

2020-03-16T12:35:36+00:00March 25th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – March 2019|

An expert explores some of the alternatives to the harsh H1-B regime in the US open to talented Indian investors. The IT revolution expanded the golden American dream beyond science professionals and brought it within the grasp of millions of young ambitious Indians seeking a better future for themselves. However, changes to immigration rules over the past two-three years in the US has brought this dream to a grinding halt. Slew of adverse H-1B changes in the US The United [...]

Wrexit: Is the UK wrecking its own destiny?

2020-08-20T07:10:46+00:00December 21st, 2018|2017/2018, Yearender- December 2018|

A bad Brexit deal, or none at all, can have severe consequences for the UK as an A-list economic power, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. According to hardcore Brexiteers like the swash-buckling Boris Johnson, Brexit was supposed to herald a new bright era for Britain – unshackled from the EU, Britain would take back control of its borders, its laws and its destiny. British Prime Minister Theresa May, reconciling her own antipathy to Brexit, laid out a vision [...]

Strong case for strengthening the India-UK ‘living bridge’

2020-03-24T11:09:01+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

A revamped post-Brexit UK immigration system may augur well for high-skilled Indian professionals, but the fine-print will be crucial, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. The new immigration norms announced by the Theresa May government recently are being debated widely around the United Kingdom. It has also set off intense discussions in India, the Indian diaspora in Britain and among businesses about whether the levelling of the immigration playing field for EU citizens and others, including Indians, following [...]

Sajid, smart young Indians must be encouraged to jump on the Global Britain bus

2020-08-20T07:11:55+00:00August 9th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa calls on the UK Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, for a more pragmatic approach to the vexed issue of immigration. With Sajid Javid’s appointment as Home Secretary, those who believe in meritocracy, aspiration and progressive immigration policies are hoping that they have a voice in the UK Cabinet. I count myself among them. Like Sajid, I was born to immigrant parents who came to the UK for a new life in inner-city Birmingham. Hardworking [...]

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 [...]

Post-Brexit Britain should be building bridges with India, not burning them

2018-08-23T12:18:41+00:00August 1st, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

A very vocal advocate of closer post-Brexit India-UK ties warns against unhelpful immigration rhetoric drowning out the true potential for collaboration between the two countries. The UK Home Office announced in June that 25 countries, including China, Cambodia, Indonesia and Kuwait, will benefit from relaxed Tier-4 visa regulations for international students. Indian students coming to study in the UK however – the number of which has already halved since 2010 – will see no change. All the while, the number [...]

Why UK and India need to reform their visa processes

2018-08-27T07:47:04+00:00August 1st, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition - August 2018|

The President of the Indian Professionals Forum lays out the business case for better immigration policies. India and the UK have long enjoyed close commercial and cultural ties and since Britain has decided to leave the EU, it is looking at India with renewed Interest. Indians are the third-largest ethnic group in the UK with nearly 2 million people. Roughly half of them are highly skilled professionals, working in business, government, healthcare, education, technology and other sectors. They are also [...]

Freer movement of people will benefit both UK and India

2018-08-09T13:34:44+00:00July 29th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – July 2018, Home Page|

British visa curbs on Indian professionals and students is myopic and self-defeating. Even as the UK and India were gearing up for the first India Inc. organised UK-India Week in June 2018, the Theresa May government decided, in its wisdom, to exclude Indian students from a list of so-called “low-risk” countries whose nationals would be subjected to less stringent visa procedures. This caused outrage not only among Indians but also from several important members of the British establishment who favour [...]