#July/August 2016, #2016, #Sector Focus

Mahindra & Mahindra is one of India’s leading automotive giants and among the few global manufacturers of electric cars commercially. The $16.9-billion Mumbai-headquartered conglomerate’s Mahindra Racing was the only team to represent India in the Formula E world racing event for the second consecutive year in London in July 2016.

Dr Pawan Goenka, executive director & group president (automotive & farm sector), shares his insights on the racing season, what it means for Indian electric vehicle (EV) ambitions and Mahindra’s plans to become a leading EV player in the world.

#Putting it in context, #May/June 2016, #2016

India Inc. CEO lays out the sharp contrast between India’s benign partnership and China’s projection of hard power in Africa and how it could become the template for Indian strategic-economic-political outreach programmes elsewhere.

Looking at India’s efforts at making inroads into Africa, I’m reminded of an old proverb, probably of Chinese origin, which says: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Fortunately for India, that step has been widely welcomed in Africa, which views India as a benign partner that is helping countries in that continent meet and overcome challenges relating to healthcare, availability of cheap live-saving drugs, education and digital penetration, among several other initiatives that leverage, harness and project India’s soft power. Then, African nations are major partners in the International Solar Alliance, which…

#May/June 2016, #Africa, #2016

India’s minister for power, coal, new and renewable energy, Piyush Goyal, has often been referred to as among the most energetic ministers in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. As someone who thrives on meeting India’s energy targets before time, he is now keen to move the debate towards how India can play a leadership role within the context of Modi’s International Solar Alliance (ISA).

‘India Global Business’ caught up with the minister during a recent visit to London, where he spoke about redefining the Africa story and affordable energy access for every citizen of India and the world.

#March/April 2016, #Year, #2016, #Asia Pacific

India’s rising global profile, its increasing integration into the global economy and expanding geo-political interests are changing the profile of ANZ – from a distant outpost somewhere in the southern hemisphere with hard to beat cricketers and harder to understand accents, these countries have suddenly emerged as important economic, strategic and military partners in India’s Act East initiative.