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India needs to expand depth and scope of dialogue with Africa: MPs
Mar 21, 2013

India needs to expand depth and scope of dialogue with Africa: MPs

India's economic cooperation with many of the African countries is booming but some parliamentarians from Africa think that to make the cooperation more constructive, India should try to make the local population also stake holders.

India needs to increase public spending
Feb 04, 2014

India needs to increase public spending

India, which has experienced a 4.6 per cent growth rate in 2013-14, requires higher public spending on infrastructure. More public services and goods are needed to bring relief to the lower income groups, especially health services, otherwise they are likely to slip into poverty.

India needs to learn how to leverage friendship with US
Jan 27, 2015

India needs to learn how to leverage friendship with US

Being friends with the United States is one thing, but leveraging it to your advantage is quite another. There are lessons that India needs to learn, ironically enough from our two adversaries - China and Pakistan - who have been very successful in using the US connection to their advantage.

India needs to maintain tight security
Oct 21, 2010

India needs to maintain tight security

India should be prepared to face the prospects of unending jihadi attacks not only in Kashmir but also in any part of the country. Eternal vigilance is the price India has to pay.

India needs to prioritise concerns and interests in Neighbourhood
Jan 15, 2014

India needs to prioritise concerns and interests in Neighbourhood

Among other things, India requires its neighbours to 'out-source' its larger geo-strategic security concerns in the shared Indian Ocean Neighbourhood - and otherwise, too.

India needs to refine its position on Internet Governance
Sep 03, 2015

India needs to refine its position on Internet Governance

As ICANN moves towards multi-stakeholder leadership, it must continue its efforts to become more global and more inclusive. In order for India to be a part of this transformation, it needs to refine its position on internet governance and include a wide range of perspectives, say experts.

India needs to review its security measures
Dec 14, 2010

India needs to review its security measures

Following the Wikileaks, now one can draw the conclusion that Pakistan would never give up supporting the terror groups like the LeT and would use them for creating problems for India, at least in Jammu and Kashmir.

India no safer today than it was five years ago
Nov 26, 2013

India no safer today than it was five years ago

On the anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008, it is not surprising that the first thoughts that come to mind relate to the safety and security of the country. The obvious question to be posed here is: Are we safer today than we were five years ago? Sadly, the answer will be no.

India not in the game of catching up with China: Senior Govt official
Nov 21, 2013

India not in the game of catching up with China: Senior Govt official

Taking part in an interaction on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent visit to China, Mr. Gautam Bambawale, Joint Secretary (East Asia), Ministry of External Affairs, emphasised that India was not in a game of "catching up" with China vis-a-vis its relationship with other East Asian countries.

India Poll 2013: A revelation for policy makers and strategists
May 20, 2013

India Poll 2013: A revelation for policy makers and strategists

The India Poll 2013, prepared by the Lowy Institute for International Policy in partnership with Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne, provides stark and surprising insights into what the people of India think about their future and the world.

India remains in S Asian bottle
Dec 28, 2010

India remains in S Asian bottle

The biggest success for China insofar India is to derive maximum advantage from her emerging economy status while at the same time keeping India tied down in sub-continental squabbling. The Wen visit achieved just that.

India reviewing its Defence Procurement Policy
Feb 05, 2012

India reviewing its Defence Procurement Policy

With the year-old Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) not working as expected, the Government of India is planning to come up with a new policy soon. This was revealed by Mr. Amit Cowshish, Financial Advisor (Acquisition) and Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Finance.

India sends the right message to Pakistan
Jan 29, 2013

India sends the right message to Pakistan

After the initial fire and fury at the LoC, there is now a belief that the situation is relatively under control. This assumption may be misleading, unless the dynamics of the LoC and its violations are fully comprehended.

India shining or China? Investment plans say it all
Oct 19, 2013

India shining or China? Investment plans say it all

India's external balance is changing fast with new equations being worked out. We need to set our house in order - refurbish our political apparatus, rebuild the crumbling state of our institutions and reorient and revamp our governance capacities.

India should act as an elder brother to Bangladesh
Aug 23, 2014

India should act as an elder brother to Bangladesh

The new political leadership in Delhi has given a ray of hope for the prospect of regional cooperation. In this regard, it is very important for India to understand how it is perceived by neighbouring countries in the South Asian region, says Bangladesh's Deputy High Commissioner Mahbub Hasan Saleh.

India should anchor maritime policies on a strong navy
Feb 20, 2014

India should anchor maritime policies on a strong navy

Even as India engages China in a dialogue, or becomes a way station in the sea silk route, New Delhi needs to take some lessons from China and anchor its maritime policies on a strong navy. As of now, we can more than hold our own in the Indian Ocean against all but the US Navy. But, tomorrow is another day.

India should be a Knowledge Superpower!
Feb 04, 2005

India should be a Knowledge Superpower!

India is the second fastest growing economy in the world today. At a most basic understanding, an economy grows when goods -- agricultural and industrial -- are produced and bought and/or when the service industries are growing phenomenally. In India's case both sectors are performing very well.

India should be careful not to fall into Argentina-like situation
Feb 16, 2014

India should be careful not to fall into Argentina-like situation

In the beginning of the 90's, Argentina was the second richest country in the world, but now the country is in a shambles. India should be careful not to fall into such a situation, cautions former Union Revenue Secretary M.R. Sivaraman.

India should ensure arms deals are not one way traffic
Feb 02, 2012

India should ensure arms deals are not one way traffic

While India will spend around $200bn-plus in the next 10 years, future contracts like the MMRCA should pave the way for opportunities for Indian firms to upgrade their design, development, production and innovation capabilities. India must ensure that arms deals are not a one-way traffic for suppliers.

India should follow China in export-oriented FDI
Jul 15, 2014

India should follow China in export-oriented FDI

Export-oriented FDI has the potential to vault India into the league of industrial economies: a stage which it allegedly skipped on its way to becoming a post-industrial service-based economy. Export-oriented FDI is labour-- and employment --intensive. In China export obligation is mandatory for foreign investors. This should be done .

India should follow China in export-oriented FDI
Jul 15, 2014

India should follow China in export-oriented FDI

Export-oriented FDI has the potential to vault India into the league of industrial economies: a stage which it allegedly skipped on its way to becoming a post-industrial service-based economy. Export-oriented FDI is labour-- and employment --intensive. In China export obligation is mandatory for foreign investors. This should be done .

India should help Sri Lanka find a solution
Jan 03, 2008

India should help Sri Lanka find a solution

A visiting team of Sri Lankan Tamil political leaders addressed an interaction at the ORF Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation on 3 January 2008. The team comprised Mr V Anandasangaree, president of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), Mr D Sithardthan of the People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) and Mr T Sritharan from the Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF).

India should lead industrialisation of Africa: Rwandan High Commissioner
Aug 27, 2010

India should lead industrialisation of Africa: Rwandan High Commissioner

Saying that India is ideally placed to build partnerships with African countries, the Rwandan High Commissioner to India, Mr. Williams Nkurunziza, has suggested that India should take the lead in the industrialisation and human resource development of Africa by investing in its capacity building.

India should overcome hesitation to play greater role in Afghanistan
Apr 27, 2015

India should overcome hesitation to play greater role in Afghanistan

There is a certain - surprising - amount of unease ahead of the visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to New Delhi. Why analysts and policymakers in India alike are worried, that their country could lose out on the latest developments in Afghanistan? The main reason seems that with the change of government in Kabul last year, a new sound keeps emanating from the Afghan capital.

India should patiently deal with Pakistan
Sep 17, 2013

India should patiently deal with Pakistan

India has to deal with Pakistani jihadis as it would deal with any other terrorists and send them to the court of law to whatever dispensation the court might decide. The lesson for India is that it has to live with troubles from Pakistan and deal with them as the situation arises.

India should reopen the IPI pipeline project
Jun 18, 2015

India should reopen the IPI pipeline project

Considering India's vast energy needs and demand for natural gas, India should push to frame the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline as a trilateral project once more. The thaw in the Iran-US relations could possibly encourage India to increase its engagement with Iran. Also, India has shown signs in recent months of being open, once again, to engaging with Pakistan.

India should stand behind Afghanistan
Dec 27, 2007

India should stand behind Afghanistan

India should invest more and invest it where it matters in Afghanistan to strengthen its presence and influence in a country which is struggling valiantly to initiate a process of nation-building against extreme odds.

India should take lead in regional economic integration: Former Nepal Foreign Minister
Apr 22, 2013

India should take lead in regional economic integration: Former Nepal Foreign Minister

Nepal's former Foreign Minister, Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani, says India should take the lead in the economic integration of the region and carry the smaller states along with it towards the path of economic prosperity.

India should take on more responsibilities in Indo-Pacific
Nov 24, 2014

India should take on more responsibilities in Indo-Pacific

It is clear that countries in the region would like to see India play a greater security role in the Indo-Pacific - that is India should be more proactive, rather than reactive. India should take advantage of the opportunities, and take on responsibilities.

India should worry over West Asia flareups
Jul 24, 2014

India should worry over West Asia flareups

India should worry over the claim of Ansar-ul-Tawhid ul-Hind, a terrorist organisation, that Anwar Bhatkal, one of their brethren and related to Riaz Bhatkal, the founder of Indian Mujahedeen, attained what they call martyrdom battling in Afghanistan. We also cannot ignore the claims of Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi that he would raise a force of 5,00,000 to support Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

India still needs to work with Russia on Afghanistan
Apr 24, 2023

India still needs to work with Russia on Afghanistan

Proximity changes the priorities for India in a conflict on the doorstep.

India too has to walk the talk, and nearer home
Jan 30, 2015

India too has to walk the talk, and nearer home

The euphoria of the new leadership in Sri Lanka towards the northern Indian neighbour may have set the right tone and tenor for further betterment of bilateral relations as in regional and international contexts.

India versus China: The importance of inclusive growth
May 03, 2011

India versus China: The importance of inclusive growth

In many ways, India and China are running parallel growth stories with high GDP growths. However, China seems to be taking stock of what has not been achieved by their high GDP growth and India should also be more concerned with the well-being of all Indians for a more harmonious society.

India walks the Chinese tightrope
Jul 11, 2013

India walks the Chinese tightrope

Though Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi had recently claimed that China and India are "natural strategic partners", the reality is somewhat more complex. Because we have witnessed Beijing's curious move on the Depsang plains in April, on the eve of their prime minister's visit to India. And just hours before Antony was due to land in Beijing, Major General Luo Yuan was breathing fire against India.

India will be one of top 5 global pharma innovation hubs
Mar 18, 2009

India will be one of top 5 global pharma innovation hubs

The global economic slowdown presents an opportunity for the Indian industry to work on low cost medicines

India will keenly watch Russia elections
Feb 01, 2012

India will keenly watch Russia elections

The Indian public sphere is unlikely to engage comprehensively with the happenings in the run up to the Russian presidential elections. On the other hand, the Indian establishment will keenly follow political developments in Russia as the importance of the election outcome.

India woos Japan for better economic ties
Sep 08, 2014

India woos Japan for better economic ties

The larger theme of Narendra Modi is that India, Japan and China have many common interests and that all of them have to build on them and thereby initiate the Asian Century by working together and make the Asian Century a truly peaceful and prosperous one.

India yet to stabilise as a nation state
Nov 12, 2013

India yet to stabilise as a nation state

There is a blithe assumption in India that national construction will happen on its own. That is simply not true. The states and the Union government need ever closer cooperation and coordination in a host of issues. Sadly, what we are confronted by are leaders who are busy shoring up their vote banks, a sure recipe for a crisis somewhere down the line.

India's "Neighbourhood Policy": Internal Challenges
Dec 01, 2011

India's "Neighbourhood Policy": Internal Challenges

Recent developments clearly illustrate that India needs to urgently address some of its internal dynamics to ensure that its neighbourhood policy can achieve the desired results.