The following speech was delivered at the Inaugural Session of the International Conference on Emerging Horizons in India-Vietnam Relations, in Delhi, on 3 July. Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Gateway House chaired this session.
As the Asian Development Bank – the region’s leading international financial institution – prepares to convene for its annual meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, it needs to reassess its approach to address the reality beyond the glowing headlines of a region on the rise
Indian and Chinese companies routinely bid against each other in their quest to secure oilfields and other resource pools resulting in rising prices. However, a preferable recourse would be for the nations, along with ASEAN, to collaborate as there is enough for all
The protests in Brazil, Turkey, Egypt and India are bound by a common thread of grievances against misuse of government power and corruption. These modern protests show a marked decline in government trust, even though may not always have clear objectives
Indian laws and regulations are now being perceived friendly by foreign investments. With a favourable worker demographic dividend, India and Vietnam are poised to become becoming Asia’s new manufacturing hubs, although at China’s cost