#August 2017, #The Americas
A new publication and web resource on India-US relations delves into a new era of multi-dimensional bilateral ties.
“The relationship between India and America has overcome the ‘hesitations of history’.” This was a statement made by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at his joint address to the US Congress in 2016.
The “hesitation” refers to the phase where in a bipolar Cold War era India decided to adopt a foreign policy of non-alignment and India’s weak economy pre-1991 wasn’t helping the American cause either. Nevertheless, the relationship has now moved far away from that “hesitation” and in the last two decades has become reflective of what Undersecretary Nicholas Burns of the Bush administration had predicted: “Within a generation many Americans may view India as one of the most important strategic partners”.
#August 2017, #Sector Focus/Hospitality
Indians spend an estimated $20 billion on their travels around the world, boosting local economies and creating jobs. A WTO study says this figure will rise to $60 billion by 2020, or about the same as the total FDI inflow into India last year.
Let us start with two simple quiz questions: Which Indian group has spent the largest sum of money in the US since the turn of the millennium? And ditto for Europe?
Okay, here’s are a few hints: it’s not the Tata Group, not the Aditya Vikram Birla Group and not even any overseas Indian-owned business like Arcelor Mittal.
#June 2017, #Global Indian
Tel Aviv is the financial hub of Israel on the Mediterranean coastline. As the country’s tech hub, the city is known for its zest for life and as the place that never sleeps. Narendra Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit this city in July.
#July/August 2016, #2016, #Brexit Special
The Royal Commonwealth Society, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), recently released a new report that lays out the business case for simplifying the visa process for Indian tourists coming to Britain. ‘India Global Business’ explores the bounce it can offer a Brexit-hit UK economy.