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19 June 2016

What does Brexit mean for India?

On June 23, the United Kingdom will vote on whether they wish to remain a part of the European Union through the Brexit vote. The debate surrounding the vote has spurred many a heated and emotional debate. While the Indian government has not declared anything publicly - remaining in the EU would be beneficial to Indian businesses.

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14 June 2016

GOID 2016: Closing Keynote by Gen. (retd.) V.K. Singh

General (retd.) V.K. Singh, Minister of State of External Affairs, India, delivered the closing keynote address at India’s first Gateway of India Dialogue conference in Mumbai, organised in association with the Ministry of External Affairs. Singh's speech discussed India's changing geopolitical position and the role it seeks to play in the world in order to achieve its goals.

Evening Dialogue - Keynote - Kiren Rijiju 02 Courtesy: Gateway House
14 June 2016

GOID 2016: Evening Keynote by Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, delivered the keynote speech during the Evening Dialogue on Cybersecurity and Terrorism at the Gateway of India Dialogue held in Mumbai last June, organised in cooperation with the Ministry of External Affairs. The speech outlined the relationship between cybersecurity and terrorism, counter-measures already put in place by the Indian Government, and areas for improvement and progress in the future.

Power Dialogue - Keynote - Dharmendra Pradhan 02 Courtesy: Gateway House
14 June 2016

GOID 2016: Power Keynote by Dharmendra Pradhan

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, delivered the keynote during the Power Dialogue on The Geopolitics of New Energy at India’s first Gateway of India Dialogue conference in Mumbai, organised in association with the Ministry of External Affairs. Pradhan's speech discussed the changing trends of energy in the world and how India was positioning itself to have the advantage.

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14 June 2016

GOID 2016: Breakfast Keynote by U.K. Sinha

U.K. Sinha, Chairman of the Securities And Exchange Board Of India, delivered the keynote during the Breakfast Dialogue on The Politics of Global Capital at India’s first Gateway of India Dialogue conference in Mumbai, organised in association with the Ministry of External Affairs. Sinha's speech discussed the changing politics of global capital with the rise of new economies.

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13 June 2016

GOID 2016: Inaugural Keynote by Dr. S. Jaishankar

Dr. S. Jaishankar, India's Foreign Secretary, delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Gateway of India Dialogue conference in Mumbai, organised in association with the Ministry of External Affairs. Jaishankar's speech took the attendees around the world as he detailed how India is aligning its business and strategic goals.

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13 June 2016

GOID 2016: Opening Address by Harsha De Silva

Sri Lanka’s deputy foreign minister Harsha de Silva delivered the opening address at the first Gateway of India Dialogue in Mumbai in June 2016. In his speech he underlined the need for building a bilateral of “irreversible excellence” between India and Sri Lanka based on shared geography, history and culture.

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9 June 2016

India’s embassies: a story of art history

The MEA's Objects d'art committee selects the best of Indian art and craft for the country's embassies across the globe, and over the years it's choices have been dictated as much by the many conflicting ideas of India as by an emotional response to an object. But in an age when everything has a price and is a collectible, the ministry's collection makes it a rare custodian of India's cultural heritage.

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8 June 2016

A new era for Indian agriculture

This year’s union budget indicates a seismic shift in Indian Government thinking on agriculture, viewing it as not just as a ‘survival’ industry, but as one that generates income and growth. But to take Indian agriculture out of the time warp it is in currently, the government must entice increased engagement from the private sector.