/Tag: Security

India-UK counter-terrorism cooperation: Convergences and challenges

2019-12-27T14:33:18+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

A strategic expert emphasises that steady cooperation on counter-terrorism could be the key to a successful bilateral strategic partnership between the UK and India. Highlights: Continued cooperation on counter-terrorism remains a key area of collaboration for stronger UK-India strategic partnership. Both UK and India have reiterated their call for Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack to justice. India and the UK also participate in the ‘No Money for Terror’ Ministerial Conference. A regular exchange of [...]

Modi’s Houston meeting with CEOs to enhance India’s energy security

2019-09-27T16:17:20+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 27th September 2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

The Indian Prime Minister’s meeting with the heads of major US oil companies and his government’s tango with the Middle East and Russia will ensure that the country gets adequate hydrocarbon supplies to power its growth aspirations. The recent attack on Saudi Aramco’s plants, which resulted in the suspension of 5 per cent of the world’s crude oil supplies, led to violent swings in global oil prices. In the two days following the attack, Brent futures went up by almost [...]

India-UK maritime security: Convergences and Opportunities

2019-09-27T10:54:08+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

A strategic expert writes on how a transformative bilateral relationship between India and Britain will require greater convergence on maritime security. In post-Brexit UK, economic and foreign policy seeks to be independent of the EU with the ambition for a ‘Global Britain’. As a rising great economic power, India will become a key focus of the UK’s revised ‘prosperity agenda’, along with the US, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. But, India’s increasing strategic influence also provides new opportunities for engagement [...]

General Election 2019: India’s focus is inwards

2019-05-22T15:26:44+00:00May 21st, 2019|2019, UK Edition – May 2019|

Anti-pollution measures and national security remain forefront in campaign manifestoes. National security has featured strongly in the Indian election campaign with the ruling BJP and the main opposition party, Congress, each claiming to have taken the toughest measures against Pakistan in response to cross-border terrorism. Beyond cross-border terrorism, India faces an on-going challenge from a Maoist insurgency as well as sporadic, and declining, incidents of terrorism in North East India. According to government figures, around 1,400 civilians died in terrorist [...]

Onshore, nearshore and offshore are all important to IT strategy

2019-05-10T11:55:30+00:00May 8th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – April 2019, Home Page|

U.B. Pravin Rao is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Infosys and has been with the Indian software major since the 1980s. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he traces some of the company’s major milestones, the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics, and developments in the field of cyber security. What are some of the key sectors of focus for Infosys in international markets like the UK? Is the ease of movement of IT professionals a concern within [...]

The India-Pakistan conundrum

2018-10-26T07:54:05+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

In the wake of the recent clashes between India -Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly, a strategic expert analyses if status quo is the only realistic option available to both sides. The chances of India’s relationship with Pakistan being reset appear low for the foreseeable future. While most commentators on both sides are perfectly aware that their differences will only be resolved through dialogue, short-term political imperatives combined with the absence of any mutually-agreed means by which any dialogue [...]

Mayor of London plans India visit to pitch London is Open message

2018-11-21T11:38:11+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, Other Highlights, Year|

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will be in Delhi, Mumbai and Amritsar at the start of December to stress that companies from Brexit-hit London remain keen to do business with India. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) did not echo in London, which voted decisively against Brexit in June 2016. However, faced with the prospect of the British capital losing some of its shine as a gateway to Europe for Indian companies, the Mayor of London has taken matters [...]

India taps Central Asia for energy security

2018-08-14T12:51:49+00:00October 27th, 2017|2017/2018, FEATURE REGION, October 2017, Year|

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought about a paradigm shift in India’s quest for oil, gas, uranium by forging close relations with the five ‘Stans’ – Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The controversial and much delayed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is finally getting a move on – a full 22 years after it was conceived. Following the groundbreaking ceremony last December, India will host the next meeting of the Steering Committee which has been formed for the $7.6-billion, [...]

A peek into the cyber security landscape

2018-12-05T11:39:17+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

An ethical hacker flags up opportunities in the field of cyber security for ‘India Investment Journal’ and explains why global companies should be looking towards India for this crucial sector. As we all know, Brexit or the June 23 referendum whereby British citizens voted to exit the European Union, had far reaching implications across several fronts. Cyber security is just one of them. It churned global markets, impacting currencies, instigating the British pound to fall to its lowest level in [...]