#June 2017, #Emerging Markets
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policy of renewing and redefining India’s millennia-old civilisational bonds with the Middle East are bearing concrete fruit in the form of strategic alliances and investments in India’s infrastructure sector.
Mention the Middle East to an Indian and he will immediately associate it with oil, deserts, Dubai and, very possibly, a non-resident relative stationed there. None of the above provides a misleading picture of the region; equally, none of them paints the complete picture either.
#Guest Column, #September 2015
The new Government at the ‘Centre’ has been making efforts to usher in the much awaited ‘Self Reliance’ to the defense sector in India. Many noteworthy policy directions have been issued in last 15 months or so.
#2016, #Yearend 2016, #World View
Russia remains India’s largest supplier of defence and strategic equipment. It is important the relationship strengthens in other areas too to avoid a slow burnout.
The Russian Ambassador to New Delhi said all the right things. Russia, he insisted, remained India’s BFF (best friend forever for the uninitiated) despite its recent flirtation with Pakistan. But it will take a lot more than mere protestations of undying love to convince New Delhi that its ties with Moscow are still what they were at the peak of the Indo-Soviet romance during the Cold War.
#India-EU, #2016, #Special Edition - November 2016
A public affairs expert based out of Brussels looks into how Brexit would change Europe and the way Indian corporates do business in the region for ‘India Global Business’.
#April 2017, #Sector Focus/IT
Cyber Security is the protection of information assets, which are highly valuable to an organisation, writes a security expert.
In the early days of the internet, Cyber Security wasn’t of importance since most computers linked to the internet were part of academia, where trust played a major role. In addition, traditional networking wasn’t secure by design, and did not encompass elements of security.
As the internet grew, organisations started realising the efficiency and productivity the internet brought, and applications and software were developed. The vast repository of information, and ability to cause damage sitting anywhere in the world, led to a proliferation in the number of cyber attacks.
#July/August 2016, #2016, #India-US
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.
#June 2017, #Emerging Markets
India has historically had close economic ties with the Arabian Peninsula, especially the Gulf region along its eastern shores, writes a banking expert.
The first historically recorded maritime trade route in the world was, in fact, between the Indus Valley civilisation and the civilisation of Dilmun, which was located on the island of Bahrain and the adjacent shore of Saudi Arabia. Goods, including cotton and spices, were acquired by merchants from Dilmun.