Thursday, August 16, 2018
A seminal decision taken by the Union Cabinet in early February 2018 to change the basis of classification of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) bodes well for this important segment of India’s industrial base. The decision will become effective after the bill to amend the Micro, Small...
Increase in China’s defence budget is indeed closely linked to the goal of transforming the PLA into a “modern, mechanised, IT-based force”. More than the figure, it is the intent behind the figure that matters. In a rather modest rise compared to its 2017 defence budget, Beijing has decided to...
Consequent to the expansion of Chinese influence, the delicate balance in India’s relations are now under strain and at a crucial juncture. With a new government in Kathmandu, the Prime Ministers of Nepal and India will meet to exchange views and review relations. After Prachanda broke tradition and travelled...
The defining transformation of the 21st century will be the shift of global trade from goods to services. For most of the past five decades, trade in goods between countries has been the chassis of globalisation, the benchmark of economic competency where the rules were written by the manufacturing powers...
China’s total investment in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is pegged at $62 billion. Detailed statistics are available for projects worth $42.6 billion, of which the power sector commands the largest portion, followed by roads, rail and urban infrastructure. So far, projects worth $2.3 billion have been completed and ones...
Back in 1991, when American photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke returned home after a stint in the raging, dusty battle-plains of Kuwait, he carried with him a highly distressing photograph: a charred Iraqi soldier barely clambering out of his vehicle in a final, futile attempt to save his life. It was...
At a time of increasing competition for strategic space especially in the Indo-Pacific region, political uncertainty and social instability in the neighbourhood impact India adversely and need to be managed. They require to be viewed from a larger strategic perspective, rather than only from the prism of bilateral relations....
Haidar Al Abadi,Prime Minister of Iraq talks to the audience during the session ‘A Vision for Iraq’ of the Annual Meeting 2015 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 23, 2015. On Sunday 14 January, a spokesperson for Ammar al-Hakim’s National Wisdom Movement announced a...
Nearly a month ago, Pakistan launched a religious fatwa against terrorism and use of violence against the government. Pieter-Jan Dockx on why this is a narrow understanding of counter narratives and the only solution to radicalisation and fundamentalism can be found in good governance. On January 16, Pakistan’s President, Mamnoon...
Jordan’s King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein is in New Delhi on a three-day visit to discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest. This visit has to be seen as part of wide arc of developments taking place between India...