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India’s FDI doubles and China sees slump

As India eases FDI (foreign direct investment) norms the FDI has more than doubled to $4.48 billion in January, the highest inflow in last 29 months. Compare this to China and India seems to have d

Chinese web censors manipulate net users to hit anti-censorship pages

Taking cyber attack to new and scary level, Chinese web experts have been targeting a popular US coding website. From Thursday onwards, GitHub has been hit by distributed denial-of-s

Migrant Indians keep India at the top with $70 billion remittances

Call it increasing faith in growth story of India or patriotism or failing economies in Europe, India is the leading nation in receiving remittances from Indians in foreign countries. India receive

Modi talks tough but sets ambitious agenda for China ties

Talks were candid and outlook was ambitious. Prime minister Narendra Modi was candid in his official talks with the Chinese leaders as he touched border issue while setting an ambitious agenda for

Motorable route to Kailash-Mansarovar to open in June

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that the second route for the Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra will become operational next month (June), allowing more Indians to undertake the pilgrimage

Chinese business leaders ready for Make in India

These numbers may not tell much but the spirit is big and intention worth discovering.  21 business agreements worth $ 22 billion were signed between Indian and Chinese companies on Saturday a

$10 trillion selfie captures Modi and Li

Between them they control one third of world’s population and fastest growing economies. Hence, it can be safely said that this was a powerful selfie. The selfie taken by prime

E-visa for Chinese will help tourism, says minister Sharma

Minister of state for Tourism Mahesh Sharma has hailed the extension of e-visas to Chinese nationals. Sharma said on Tuesday that “It was a great vision of our prime minister that he took a l

Reform driven India is a high-flier but world told to fasten seat belts

Reforms have buoyed confidence and falling oil prices have reduced vulnerabilities and India’s economy will grow by a robust 7.5 per cent rate in 2015. At this growth rate the country is set

Indian army’s covert operation is cosmetic, may muddle complex northeast

The road from Manipur’s capital Imphal to Chandel offers a picturesque view dotted by green hillocks and small ponds. The serenity turns sinister when one looks at strong presence of security

Private wealth holders’ growth zooms in India

China and India will catapult Asia-Pacific as the wealthiest region in the world and is expected to surpass North America by next year. The Boston Consulting Group`s `Global Wealth 2015: Winning th

Nathu La opens for Kailash pilgrims and new frontier of Sino-Indian friendship

Another door has opened to China and it has people connect. After over half-a-century of closure as consequence of the 1962 Sino-India war, Nathu La pass opened on Monday for the first batch of Ind

India is now top 10 destinations for FDI, Make in India to make big difference

For the first time India is one of the top 10 destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI). While acknowledging India’s climb, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unct

Fitch joins Moody’s, warns of weak business environment

After global rating giant Moody’s warning that there were growing concerns about risk of policy stagnation in India and “some disappointment” over the pace of reforms under the Mo

Leverage numbers and strength, Modi tells BRICS nations

Making a strong case for economic cooperation among the BRICS nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today “we need to see our strengths and then cooperate on skill development”.

Morning briefing: Oil prices drop by 3%, India cuts fuel prices

Oil prices fell nearly by 3% in Asian trade on Tuesday, with investors covering short positions and taking profits after Brent and US crude soared more than 8% in the previous session. Both Brent a

Momentum with India as world economies face slow down

India is expected to see ‘firming growth’ while growth is set to slow across a number of the world’s largest economies, including China, the US and the UK, according to leading in

ADB cuts India’s growth story to 7.4%

In an update to ‘Asian Development Outlook’ report, the Asian Development Bank has lowered India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 7.4% in 2015 from an earlier estimate of

Evening digest: India not even close to where China was 5 years ago, chides Chinese daily

A Chinese daily has said that  "Modi`s plan of making `Digital India` will be just empty talk. From this perspective, India is not even close to where China was five years ago," it s

PSUs to boost fortunes of domestic shipping industry

The government is considering a proposal to make it mandatory for the public sector undertakings to  import of commodities, including oil and coal, to engage the services of Shipping Corporati

Evening digest: India, China most affected by weather-related disasters, says UN report

India and China are among the countries most affected by weather-related disasters with the two nations accounting for more than three billion disaster-affected people between 1995 and 2015, a new

Morning briefing: India`s GDP growth accelerates to 7.4% in Q2

Higher manufacturing output pushed India`s GDP growth to 7.4 per cent in the September quarter as compared to 7 per cent between April and June 2015. Analysts said GDP growth in Q2 was in line with

Morning briefing: Arvind Kejriwal likely to meet Rajnath Singh today on car curbs plan

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to meet home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday to deliberate on the proposed odd-even registration number private vehicle formula.Amid debates over

It’s time India went on a job hunt

If the long queues at the employment exchanges and the crowds at private job fairs are an indicator, then trouble lies ahead for the Indian economy. The time has come to make employment generation

India becomes second-largest country with internet users

The annual Internet Trends Report by Mary Meeker says that India is the only exception o

Know the 10 megatrends that are shaping our world

It’d be truism to say that the world of the future is being shaped right now. Which are the big factors that can help figure out what would be the shape of things to come? Harinder S Kohli, f

Primer: Making sense of the NSG muddle

What is NSG? The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a syndicate formed by nuke-powered countries to keep a check export of materials, equipment and technology that can

So near, yet so agonisingly far

India’s claim to the full-fledged membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) comes at an opportune time when most of the nations in the international system are knocking at the door of

China ranks higher than India because of its investment in education, infrastructure

The recently released ninth edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) co-published by the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Cornell University and INSEAD, shows tha

Key takeaways from the Indo-US military logistics agreement

India and the US have signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), which establishes basic terms, conditions, and procedures for reciprocal provision of logistic support, supplies

Fight corruption, black money, says Modi at G20

Modi said that G20 should work towards absolutely zero tolerance on black money and corruption. “This will benefit the entire world.” Addressing world leaders at

India fares poorly in World Economic Freedom Index

India slipped by 10 positions and now ranks 112th amongst 159 countries and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report. India’s neighbours Bh

BRICS by people’s BRICS: A message for Modi et al

Ahead of the BRICS Summit, underway in Goa from Saturday, a clutch of civil society movements f

By 2020, median age in India will be 28.1 years

In the next three years, the median age in India is projected to be 28.1 years, as compared to China (38.1 years), Japan (48.2 years) and USA (37.3 years), said a report of the standing committee o

Demonetisation expected to temporarily dampen India’s oil appetite: Analysts

The dramatic rise in India`s oil demand shows no signs of faltering, leading analysts say that the country will remain a driver of Asian growth in 2017.  Consumption is expected to r

US use of anti-dumping measures at WTO impacts India

 India is one of the countries most affected by the US’ use of anti-dumping (AD) measures at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a recent review of US’ trade policy reveals.

India’s air pollution one of the worst in the world: Study

Increasing exposure to polluted air and a growing and aging population have meant that India now rivals China for among the highest air pollution health burdens in the world, with both countries

China ahead of India in internet accessibility: Pew

 Internet use among Indians is less as compared to Chinese, according to findings of the Pew Research Center, a US-based think tank. “In our latest poll, 71% of Chinese say the

Anticipate more policies like demonetisation: Chinese media

Prime minister Narendra Modi`s popularity has been validated throughout the election, in which he made himself and his actions the main issue in many public speeches. The ability of Modi to deliver

Turbocharge Make in India with the power of platforms

Speed, scale and sustainability. To lift a country of 1.2 billion people to a better quality of life requires a massive dose of all three. China has clearly shown the way for what speed and scale c

‘India has 7 taxpayers for every 1,000 voters’

The country is misallocating funds for the welfare of the poor; there has been an increase in the numbers of work-related migration; for every 1,000 voters’ there are only seven taxpayers &nd

CEA’s campaign against ‘poor standards’ finds some success

Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian’s campaign for some sense in country ratings has finally found some success. Global rating agency Moody`s Investors Service has downgraded China`s lo

US threatens to withdraw from UN HRC

The US has threatened to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) unless its demands of reforms to the world body are met, including removing an agenda item that discusses Israel’s hum

Strongest world growth expected since 2010: Fitch

 At a time when the government is claiming that the dip in the GDP is due to global economic slowdown and not because of demonetisation, the recovery in the global growth is in fact strengthen

Bihar, UP push India towards becoming world’s most populated country

Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are the three states that have the highest total fertility rate (TFR), propelling India towards becoming the world’s most populous country in the nex

India unwilling to budge on border dispute with China

Army chief General Bipin Rawat personally oversaw the defence preparedness in Sikkim, amid Chinese media’s vituperative comment on India and escalating tension between the two countries over

Why on earth did Rahul Gandhi meet Chinese envoy?

 There is a huge difference between chalk and cheese. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, it appears, has not developed acumen to decipher it. He is not a quick learner. But, when a major st

China’s aggression in Doklam will grow in coming days: Experts

In the Chinese calendar, August 1 and October1 are important days. August 1 is the foundation day for the Chinese army, while October 1 is the establishment day for the People’s Republic of C

India and China will live side by side: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said that neither India nor China has the ability to defeat each other.    The 14th Dalai Lama was giving the inaugural l

India promises all help to Nepal

At a time when the standoff between India and China on Doklam is on and Beijing, in its bid to isolate India, is trying its best to win over the South Asian country’s neighbours, New Delhi&rs

India, China end impasse, agree to withdraw troops from Doklam

More than two-month old standoff between India and China on Doklam appears to have been resolved as the two countries have agreed to withdraw their border personnel from the area which lies at the

With Doklam, Modi has exorcised the ghost of 1962

After the 1962 India-China war, Walter Crocker, then Australia’s high commissioner to India, described prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s position by quoting from Victorian poet Robert B

Modi to visit China

A day after India and China agreed to withdraw their troops from Doklam, an area that saw a face-off between the two sides since June 16,  New Delhi released statement on prime minister Narend

In a first, BRICS names Pakistan based terror groups

India on Monday scored a major diplomatic victory when BRICS nations, including China, condemned terrorism caused by various Pakistan-based terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.

India, Japan look at collaborating on dual-use technologies

India and Japan are keen to further strengthen defence and security cooperation under the framework of the “Japan-lndia Special Strategic and Global Partnership”.  

India, Japan to write Africa’s growth story

September 13 promises to be a busy day in the diplomatic calendar with two back-to-back events of high developmental and strategic importance for India. First, prime minister Narendra Modi and his

India’s perseverance on Pakistan paid off at Xiamen

 When Chinese President Xi Jinping was signing on the declaration of the BRICS that referred to the Pakistan- based terrorist groups as threat to peace and security in the region, the Indian d

Will UNSC be able to rein in North Korea?

Will the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) be able to rein in North Korea? Is China using North Korea as a pawn in its on-going tussle with the US? In either case, as per diploma

Whispers of an Indian wind

India was wide-eyed when China aggressively pushed its Silk Route project – and it was then that New Delhi decided to give Beijing a dose of its own medicine by launching an ambitious initiat

Lessons of Dokalam standoff

The Dokalam standoff has come and gone. After a tense 73 days, the situation on the ground appears normal but the outcome of the standoff is not clear – mostly because no joint statement has

The mapping of India

 This is the 250th year since the inception of the Survey of India that has been mapping the boundaries since 1767. Archana Mishra spoke to Dr Swarna Subba Rao, former surveyor general of Indi

Non-violence is the right approach: Lobsang Sangay, regent, Tibetan govt in exile

As the regent of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay is campaigning hard for its autonomy. He is bitter about the Chinese government’s attitude. In a freewheeling interview wi

Is Beijing behind the fall of Mugabe government?

Is China behind the fall of Zimbabwe’s longest serving leader Robert Mugabe? The whole African region and the European continent are abuzz with speculation that toppling of the Mugabe governm

India to raise terrorism issue in back-to-back trilateral meets

This is a crucial month for India’s foreign policy makers as two back-to-back trilateral meetings, one at the ministerial level and another at the foreign secretary level, are going to be hel

“We want India to support us on the security front also”

Close on the heels of the new US policy towards Afghanistan, India gave a new meaning to its strategy towards the country when it took the Chabahar route to supply wheat to the insurgency-hit l

India keeps China in focus, appoints Gokhale as new FS

 With Vijay Keshav Gokhale being appointed as the next foreign secretary, India has continued with the trend of making mandarin speaking Chinese expert as the head of South Block. 

‘There’s visible engagement with China, but with India, the engagement is not as visible’

Under president Yameen Gayoom, the Maldives has closed ranks with Beijing on a free trade agreement and the belt and road initiative. Recently, it suspended opposition councillors who met India

The slow road

In the aftermath of the Doklam standoff with China, India has been trying to consolidate its relationship with Southeast Asian countries through an ‘Act East’ strategy. But what many se

Tightening the screws on Pakistan

For the moment, Pakistan is on the grey list of the financial action task force (FATF), an international, inter-governmental body that decides on measures to be taken to combat money-laundering, fi

BHEL signs pact with Korean firm

BHEL has inked an agreement with a Republic of Korea firm to design and manufacture SCR Catalysts for De-NOx application in coal power plants to be commissioned with high capacity emission control

India’s balancing act with China

On the first day of his August 19-20 visit to India, when Japanese defence minister Itsunori Onodera held talks with his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman, several defence and strategic-related

New imperialism

Karl Marx once asserted that “history repeats itself, first as a tragedy and, second as a farce.” The observation is valid to this day when one observes the behaviour of dominant and

Who benefits from India-Pakistan conflict?

The dastardly attack on the personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) of February 14 in Pulwama that killed forty men has already turned a new page in the India-Pakistan ties. The loss of pr

Kashmir decision “sole prerogative of the country”

India has told China that the legislation changing the status of Jammu and Kashmir was “an internal matter. External affairs minister S Jaishankar, visiting China Monday, told

Why Modi-Xi informal summit in Mamallapuram is important

Barely four days are left for Chinese president Xi Jinping to land in Mamallapuram (or Mahabalipuram) for an informal summit with prime minister Narendra Modi. While official confirmation is still

Modi-Xi script a new chapter in bilateral relations

Prime minister Narendra Modi has accepted president Xi Jinping’s invitation to visit China in 2020 for their third informal summit after Wuhan and Mamallapuram, indicating both sides’ r

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s India visit can calibrate longstanding ties

In a rare development in Sri Lanka’s history, two siblings are now at the helm of the island nation’s affairs. While the younger brother, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is the new president, elder

India gears up to meet Coronavirus challenge

With the outbreak of Coronavirus reported from China, India has started taking precautionary measures, and begun screening passengers of selected flights. “As of 21st January,

India set to bolster ties with Brazil during Bolsonaro`s visit

As India gears up to celebrate its 71st Republic Day on January 26, it will host Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro as the chief guest of the event that marks the day when the country formally adop

Coronavirus outbreak: India steps up vigil

As the coronavirus outbreak in China continues to claim lives, India has stepped up its precautionary measures. The cabinet secretary on Monday reviewed the situation along with the

Novel Coronavirus: PM constitutes GoM

A third positive case of Novel Coronavirus has been reported from Kerala, even as the Indian authorities stepped up their efforts to meet the challenge of the virus outbreak from China. On the dire

Modi-Trump show gives India-US ties new dynamism

In the more than 40 hours of stay in India during his two-day visit, US president Donald Trump exhibited his talents as a politician and also a showman with acumen to provide the Indian audience an

Virus is infecting global economy

The world is in grip of the serious virus crisis which is also affecting the global economy, and crushing GDP growth, says Fitch Ratings in its latest quarterly ‘Global Economic Outlook&rsquo

How Covid-19 may impact India’s solar sector

This analysis originally appeared on the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) webs

China will face new diplomatic challenges in post-Covid world

In his interaction with Indian overseas students from the UK, Canada, Singapore, Europe and Australia through video-conferencing on April 26, union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gad

China is practicing attack as the best form of defence

For the rest of the world, it is not easy to understand China when it comes to politics or economics. Under pressure from the international community, it has accepted to open the country for a &ldq

Sino-Indian stand-off: An opportunity in reimaging India

After the Galwan Valley incident of June 15, in which our brave army fought valiantly and thwarted Chinese incursion, recent reports as appearing in various publications suggest Chinese troops have

How India is quietly resetting its economic engagement with China

For all intents and purposes, India is going to reset its relations with China and a subtle hint to this regard has been given by the Narendra Modi government after the deadly June 15/16 night face

Why TikTok, other apps were banned: “Engaged in anti-India activities”

India, facing China’s aggressiveness at border, has banned 59 smartphone apps, including TikTok, as they were indulging in activities harmful to India’s sovereignty and integrity.

Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger

In a major development on July 6, the Chinese army started moving back its tents, vehicles as well as troops from locations where disengagement was agreed upon in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Vall

Gloves are off: Post Galwan, India junks ambiguities

It is perhaps neither new nor is it unacknowledged by people in general that India has, after the deadly scuffle with Chinese soldiers on the Line of Actual Control, decided to do away with caution

Covid-hit world economy may recover sooner than expected

Fitch Ratings in its latest Global Economic Outlook (GEO) expects global GDP to fall by 4.4% in 2020, a modest upward revision from the 4.6% decline expected in the June GEO. The recovery in econom

More discussion in parliament beneficial for country: PM

As parliament on Monday commenced its special session amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic, prime minister Narendra Modi underlined the importance of debate in the house, saying that it is “bene

Freedom of press in India is a myth: Tewari

Sections of the news media have degenerated into becoming the pet performing poodle of the government, says Manish Tewari, former information and broadcasting minister and a member of the Lok Sabha

Is China gearing up for prolonged conflict with India?

International observers will keenly watch the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee meeting next month. The central committee is the highest organ of the CCP with a mandate to execute the decis

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