PAKISTAN-CHINA-DIPLOMACY Courtesy: AFP
18 May 2017

Pakistan: riding high

The Indian government must be commended for staying away from the Belt & Road Forum in Beijing this week on the basis of principled objections. However, the forum has robust global participation – 30 heads of state[1] attended the meeting, as did the chiefs of the UN, World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). India was the only country in the world that was invited, but refused to participate

NTPC-Masala Courtesy: PiyushGoyal.in
17 May 2017

Pursuing masala bond diplomacy

The emergence of masala bonds as a funding vehicle for Indian companies can aid India’s geoeconomic goals. Most of them are listed in the London Stock Exchange. But is India leveraging fully the rupee’s internationalisation?