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No, India doesn’t need a bigger stimulus
May 21, 2020

No, India doesn’t need a bigger stimulus

For now, it’s more important for the government to keep things stable until it’s clear how best to intervene.

North Africa in the Indian foreign policy matrix
Oct 13, 2021

North Africa in the Indian foreign policy matrix

Taking into account their shared history of cooperating over decolonisation, India and North African nations have much potential to develop deeper rel

Northeast's growing salience in regional diplomacy
Sep 29, 2014

Northeast's growing salience in regional diplomacy

That economic diplomacy through the Northeast has over-shadowed security-related concerns in India's regional diplomacy is a major departure from the past. Connectivity has been identified as a priority area of the Modi government.

Not only GST, punitive petroleum taxes need to be capped to quench voter anger
Jan 04, 2019

Not only GST, punitive petroleum taxes need to be capped to quench voter anger

A shortfall in the estimated collection of indirect taxes from lower GST accruals or from tax relief on petroleum products can upset the apple cart.

Not so coy
Oct 08, 2014

Not so coy

What is new is the fact that Delhi under Modi is no longer coy about affirming its position in conjunction with the US. A self-assured Modi is injecting a measure of pragmatism and openness into India's positions.

Nutritional security and efficient markets necessary for NFSA’s success?
Jun 15, 2019

Nutritional security and efficient markets necessary for NFSA’s success?

The success of the NFSA depends on the inclusion of non-food grain and nutrient rich commodities, and provision of market mechanisms.

Old-fashioned trust and credibility bind India-UAE ties
Feb 14, 2024

Old-fashioned trust and credibility bind India-UAE ties

A convergence of strategic interests and regular interactions have resulted in one of India’s most dynamic and consequential bilateral relationships

On climate, connectivity, maritime security, India is reshaping the world order
Oct 05, 2019

On climate, connectivity, maritime security, India is reshaping the world order

Delhi’s positions on these issues reflect its world view. But domestic economic and political challenges remain.

Overhauling the antiquated bankruptcy law
Oct 26, 2015

Overhauling the antiquated bankruptcy law

The Modi Government is reportedly trying to bring a legislation which will overhaul the antiquated bankruptcy law. Now whether the government will succeed or face the same obdurate tyranny of numbers as recent other reform bills remains a matter of conjecture.

Pakistan is fishing in troubled waters by protesting against CAA
Dec 26, 2019

Pakistan is fishing in troubled waters by protesting against CAA

The superciliousness of western media is surpassed only by Pakistan's unabashed statements on CAA and preaching secularism to India.

Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for Baloch policy and economic corridor with China
Aug 26, 2016

Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for Baloch policy and economic corridor with China

Dominance in the Baloch region could be passing on to China. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the newest instrument.

Pakistan’s offensive on Kashmir will persist. India must be ready
Oct 01, 2019

Pakistan’s offensive on Kashmir will persist. India must be ready

Islamabad will deploy all political and diplomatic tools to lobby in the West. But it senses failure

Papua New Guinea: A tale of two visits
May 26, 2023

Papua New Guinea: A tale of two visits

PM Modi and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s visits to PNG reflect the increasing importance of the Pacific Island countries in the strategic

Peripheral diplomacy
May 19, 2015

Peripheral diplomacy

After much bonhomie in Beijing, PM Modi has moved on to raise India's strategic profile in two key states on China's periphery - Mongolia and South Korea. Although geography limits New Delhi's role in East Asia, Modi is betting India can win friends and partners through active engagement.

Playing the East
Aug 28, 2014

Playing the East

India today is much better placed to deal with the emerging rivalry between Beijing and Tokyo. On the economic front, Modi should eagerly seek cooperation from both sides. Commercial competition between Tokyo and Beijing, for example on high-speed railways, should work to India's advantage.

Plumbing over poetry
Jan 23, 2015

Plumbing over poetry

Modi and Obama need to focus less on India's near-term carbon emissions and find ways to boost its use of renewable energy like solar and wind. Such an approach will address Delhi's need to grow its economy and Washington's desire to lessen the weight of coal in India?s energy mix.

PM Boris Johnson’s first test will be to pull the UK out of the Brexit quagmire
Jul 24, 2019

PM Boris Johnson’s first test will be to pull the UK out of the Brexit quagmire

India will continue to be seen as an important partner for the UK post-Brexit. Boris Johnson is fond of India and considers Narendra Modi a “political phenomenon”.

PM Hasina’s second India sojourn: Paving the future of New Delhi-Dhaka ties
Jun 28, 2024

PM Hasina’s second India sojourn: Paving the future of New Delhi-Dhaka ties

What does the future hold for this long-standing relationship?

PM needs to focus on infrastructure for growth
Feb 26, 2015

PM needs to focus on infrastructure for growth

For any nation, development of infrastructure is essential to ensure growth. India has lagged on this front for some time now and the Modi government plans to give a major push to infrastructure. The government is in the process of preparing an ambitious infrastructure programme for the next 10 years.

PM's India shutdown is an unprecedented gamble
Mar 26, 2020

PM's India shutdown is an unprecedented gamble

To stop the coronavirus, the government will have to be there for its people in unprecedented ways.

PM's Masood Azhar ‘coup’ with China’s help: A political bargain?
May 03, 2019

PM's Masood Azhar ‘coup’ with China’s help: A political bargain?

The most important question that comes to mind after China has lifted its hold on Masood Azhar’s designation as a terrorist under UN rules is: Why now? Why plumb in the middle of the general elections?

PM, now it's time to introduce governance analytics
Jun 17, 2014

PM, now it's time to introduce governance analytics

To convert Modi's vision of more governance and less government into a quantifiable experience requires a change in the prevailing mindset of electronic governance as an exclusive issue of hardware and connectivity. The approach has to be reoriented towards intelligence, analytics, real-time data points, interlinked cross-tabulation and smart solutions.

PM’s Israel visit: High on hype, but low on deliverables
Jul 07, 2017

PM’s Israel visit: High on hype, but low on deliverables

Separating the reality from the hype in Prime Minister Modi's visit to Israel isn't an easy task.

Portents of revised LoC ceasefire
Jun 05, 2018

Portents of revised LoC ceasefire

The timing of the recent India-Pakistan agreement can’t be a coincidence, and the Modi government needs to watch its back.

Powershift in Colombo is Delhi's opportunity
Jan 12, 2015

Powershift in Colombo is Delhi's opportunity

As a new government led by Maithripala Sirisena takes charge in Colombo, New Delhi has a valuable opportunity to arrest the drift in bilateral relations over the last few years. The Modi government, less constrained internally than the UPA government, is in a good position to rebuild the partnership with Sri Lanka that occupies a vital position on India's maritime frontiers to the south.

Predictability & transparency in governance
Jan 28, 2015

Predictability & transparency in governance

As the curtains come down of one of the best Republic Day ceremonials in 65 years, focus shifts to the way forwards. Modi's promises of large scale reforms to make 'doing business' in India simple have been welcomed by Obama and the America Inc.

President Donald Trump and future of the Iran deal
Dec 07, 2016

President Donald Trump and future of the Iran deal

One of the foremost questions around Trump's victory has been in relation to the future of the Iran nuclear deal, one that the President-elect has cri

President Ghani's India visit sends strong message to region
Sep 21, 2016

President Ghani's India visit sends strong message to region

President Ghani's visit to India marks a radical shift in the policy of Afganistan towards India and is a game-changer in South Asia.

President Moon’s visit can provide a new impetus to India-Korea relations
Jul 06, 2018

President Moon’s visit can provide a new impetus to India-Korea relations

The potential of the India-Korea partnership has not been fully tapped. The present visit will provide a great opportunity for President Moon and Prim

President Sirisena's global outreach commences on a positive note
Feb 19, 2015

President Sirisena's global outreach commences on a positive note

During the meeting with visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Modi has indicated he would like to visit Sri Lanka in March. During the tour, the Indian PM may also visit Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles. The visit has the great potential for these nations to emerge as a collective Indian Ocean Rim voice.

Prince Salman tour spotlights Saudi Arabia variable in India-Pakistan-China relations
Feb 28, 2019

Prince Salman tour spotlights Saudi Arabia variable in India-Pakistan-China relations

The voyage highlighted Riyadh’s role in the balance of ties between the three states and India’s continued concerns on that front.

Prioritising the appointment of the CDS
Jul 08, 2022

Prioritising the appointment of the CDS

Amid all the developments, considerable attention needs to be paid on the appointment of the new CDS in the aftermath of the demise of General Bipin R

Prosperity through connectivity: ‘Positive transformation’ in India-Sri Lanka ties 
Aug 08, 2023

Prosperity through connectivity: ‘Positive transformation’ in India-Sri Lanka ties 

The recent visit by Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has opened new opportunities to further consolidate India-Sri Lanka ties

Quad Meets Amid Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Mar 08, 2022

Quad Meets Amid Russian Invasion of Ukraine

There are clear differences between India and the rest of the Quad, but it is also evident they are willing to work together to resolve those differences.

Railway lessons
Feb 25, 2015

Railway lessons

As the Modi Govt presents the rail budget this week, it is worth reflecting on the growing gap between the Indian railway system and that of China. If the British Raj understood the strategic significance of the railways, the rulers of independent India squandered the advantage and have wrecked the system rather than build on it.

RCEP: By opting out of it, India shows that now it fears the world
Nov 06, 2019

RCEP: By opting out of it, India shows that now it fears the world

PM Modi's decision not to join RCEP is an admission that even the prospect of joining a massive regional trade agreement isn't incentive enough for New Delhi to launch deep economic reforms.

Reading Hamas from an Indian security vantage point
Oct 19, 2023

Reading Hamas from an Indian security vantage point

Despite Hamas’s elevation in the scale of global terrorism, India’s reasons for banning this group are much more complex

Reaffirming Indo-US ties
Sep 22, 2019

Reaffirming Indo-US ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to America indicates that the India-US strategic relationship has the potential to become the defining partnership of this century

Realising Make-in-India dream
Apr 17, 2015

Realising Make-in-India dream

The Modi government can do a lot to improve the investment climate at home so that both FDI and FIIs are attracted to India in a big way. If domestic manufacturing growth gets slow, foreign investors will get wary.

Reclaiming the storied legacy of Arabian Sea
Feb 13, 2024

Reclaiming the storied legacy of Arabian Sea

PM Modi and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed are putting in place the building blocks for a prosperous Arabian Sea community

Red Sea blues: Deliberating maritime bottlenecks
Apr 22, 2024

Red Sea blues: Deliberating maritime bottlenecks

The continuous maritime rerouting in the aftermath of the Red Sea crisis is emerging as an issue for major trading nations due to the rising shipping

Redoing India-China sums
Mar 23, 2015

Redoing India-China sums

The first round of boundary talks with China under the Narendra Modi government, taking place this week, is an opportunity for New Delhi to explore the territorial compromises necessary to resolve the longstanding dispute. With strong leaders at the helm in Delhi and Beijing, there are rising expectations that the two special representatives - Ajit Doval and Yang Jiechi - will be able to find an early breakthrough on the boundary dispute.

Redrawing India-Latin America Relations in the 21st Century
Apr 19, 2023

Redrawing India-Latin America Relations in the 21st Century

India and Latin America have never been more economically relevant to each other than they are today, with trade reaching an all-time high of US$50 billion in 2022. Key to improved economic ties in the recent few years is the heightened political will on both sides. Today there is a sense of optimism that India and the countries of Latin America can continue on this upward trajectory in the coming years of the 21st century. While the private sect