Articles

July 5, 2019

For the infrastructure sector, it reads more like a vision statement

The Budget did give out a positive statement. It lacks a clear road map as to how to achieve certain targets proposed. Infrastructure is one of the major focus areas of the Union government in the Budget presented by Finance […]
July 5, 2019

India at G20 Osaka Summit

The G20 Osaka summit, hosted in Japan on June 28-29, was in the shadow of a climate of increasing trade hostility. This article ponders over the relevance of the G20 in today’s multipolar world of numerous multilateral organisations and the […]
July 4, 2019

India’s SCO Outreach: A Step Closer to Global Positioning

India’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) could be considered as a chance to gain recognition in the global platform. In order to make this happen, India must be able to balance ties with China, the US and Russia […]
July 2, 2019

India-Hong Kong Relations in Quagmire?

India and Hong Kong have maintained cordial relations since the British era. But with the recent protests against the extradition bill boiling across Hong Kong, things are not quite easy for India. India will be severely affected economically, especially since […]
July 1, 2019

Equity and Alternative Capital Mobilisation by SMEs in 21st century

By Ragavi R Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) provide about 60 per cent of the overall employment globally and contribute about 50 per cent to the Gross Value Added. An effective funding environment is necessary for the growth of these […]
June 27, 2019

Governance challenges for Modi 2.0

Even though there may be no stated ‘allocation for better governance’ in the budget outlay, the intent and spirit of the budget speech for structural reforms will send the right signals to the electorate as well as to the markets. […]
June 27, 2019

Immediate challenges for Modi 2.0 in infrastructure sector

The market expects that the Union Budget will revive the tax-free infrastructure bonds schemes. Given the status of the economy, it is important that the financing options other than from the government should be encouraged. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s election […]
June 27, 2019

Fiscal Devolution Essential to Strengthen Local Governments

The Local Governments of the nation play a big role in the welfare of its citizens. However, most of them lack the revenue resources to meet their functions. Though there are constitutional powers given to the Local Governments for mobilisation of […]
June 19, 2019

Foreign Policy Challenges

The second term brings lots of challenges both in the economic and security domain By Gazi Hassan and Muneeb Yousuf A resounding election victory with the largest mandate given to Narendra Modi has once again opened the possibility of changing […]
June 14, 2019

US-China Trade War and What it Means for India

The burgeoning clash of two biggest economies of the world – US and China has the entire world economy on toes. Allies and rival countries seem to be lost in the grit of these tariff wars. India, however, takes an […]
June 7, 2019

Foreign Policy Challenges for Modi 2.0

Prime Minister Modi’s first term focused on articulating a global role for India not only as one of the leading players in the international system but also as the one that can shape global rules. Much has changed in the […]
June 3, 2019

Venezuelan Crisis and Its Impact on India

By Ayush Kukreja, Large clouds of despair loom over the economically and politically crippled Latin American country of Venezuela. The fifth republic of Bolivarian Venezuela, under former lieutenant governor of the military Hugo Chavez (1998-2012), marked the deep-seated fear of […]
May 31, 2019

US-Iran Crisis: Escalating to a Global Conflict?

The clouds of war are looming high Middle East. US and Iran have locked horns here, leading to a possibility of direct confrontation. Research Intern Subirthana argues how the possible conflict will have implications not only for the region but […]
May 15, 2019

India’s Changing Outlook on International Forums

By Juanita Justin and Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram With the change in power dynamics, multilateral forums have played a key role in increasing India’s influence in the international system. The forums have been looked at as a platform for India to […]
May 2, 2019

India’s Engagements at ASEAN Forums

By Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram India’s engagement with the ASEAN nations began with the ‘Look East Policy’ of 1991. Today, India has 30 sectoral dialogue mechanisms and 7 ministerial-level interactions apart from annual summits with the ASEAN countries. The ‘Look East Policy’ […]