The Narendra Modi government has made the North East a developmental and foreign policy priority. Gateway House has conceived a robust regional economic plan called the “Seven Sisters’ Corridor” that can be the template for a new North East.
The Dawn newspaper published excerpts of the Pakistani High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit's keynote address, on ‘Pakistan- India: Economic Opportunities and Political Challenges’ at Gateway House. The meeting focussed on promoting better relations between the two nations
In India, there are some powerful forces now in play in the election-bound states – and the 2014 general elections. Manjeet Kripalani, who toured the states during the polls, blogs about the increasing focus on issues such as job creation, sanitation, nutritious food, and technological innovation, among the electorate
India-U.S. bilateral trade stands to benefit if U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is able to seek clarification on the specificities of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act and alleviate the worries of American energy companies which fear paying monetary damages without limit in the event of a nuclear accident
Brazil and India’s commonalities are truly striking – multi-party coalitions, strong regional powers, and pressures between the executive, legislative and judicial pillars – and bilateral ties have recently acquired greater content. Can Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff’s visit give bilateral ties a further boost?
A robust economic strategy and a tie-up with East Asia will make India a competitive alternative to China
The execution of Osama Bin Laden has led to a decline in international military presence in Afghanistan, opening the door for developmental agencies and regional actors to play a more active role. Can India take advantage of this critical juncture and work towards achieving peace in Afghanistan?
Although notoriously well-known for conflict today, Afghanistan’s history with India is outlined by language, architecture and politics. Many Afghans reside behind entrepreneurial establishments and universities in Northern India, giving us a glimpse of that historical connection between the two countries.
By coming to Mumbai first, President Obama has ushered in a new phase in bilateral relations. Mumbai and all it represents is now firmly a part of Indian foreign policy. This is a game changer for the future, and is arguably the most significant outcome of the Barack Obama visit.