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Tejas 2 Courtesy: Wikipedia
12 May 2015

Defence and India’s private sector

Rapidly evolving security threats in India's neighbourhood and a number of accidents means it is critical for India to invest in the modernisation as well as the indigenisation of India's rapidly obsolescing defence equipment. This policy perspective provides recommendations on what role Indian private sector can play in the modernisation of India's defence sector

Make in India Courtesy: Wikipedia/Narendra Modi
24 April 2015

Public procurement: policy must precede law

Pressure for a unified public procurement framework is mounting on India from both within the country and internationally. While an integrated procurement structure is necessary, a broad policy architecture must precede the framing of any legislation

picstitch (5) Courtesy: Wikimedia commons
19 March 2015

Assessing India’s infrastructure aid diplomacy

With the Modi government’s focus on improving neighbourhood relations, India cannot afford delays in its aid projects in the region—especially because aid is an effective foreign policy instrument. Why are these projects getting delayed? Is the government taking remedial steps to improve India’s aid programme?

Modi & Obama Courtesy: MEA Flickr
15 January 2015

What Modi-Obama can achieve together

During President Obama’s visit to India to attend the Republic Day parade, if he and Prime Minister Modi announce specific agreements related to the two most vibrant components of the relationship—defence and technology—it will pave the way for real progress on the September 2014 US-India joint statement.

rajrishieco Courtesy: Ravindraboopathi/Wikimedia Commons
10 April 2014

Inadequate economic manifestos

What do the manifestos of the three main parties say about India’s economic challenges – managing inflation, reviving investment growth, and handling the fiscal and current account deficits? To address the country’s serious economic slowdown, these must be the three priorities for the party that comes to power

Interview with Ambassador Hardeep Puri (Part I)
9 April 2014

Interview with Ambassador Hardeep Puri (Part I)

Ambassador Hardeep Puri was part of a Gateway House Agenda 2014 panel discussion on India's Foreign Policy agenda for the coming years on Google Hangout. In part-one of a two-part interview, Ambassador Puri speaks to Gateway House about the importance of foreign policy in the Indian Elections, what the foreign policy priorities should be for the next government.

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