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The Make in India lion has not yet begun to roar. Unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2014, all the initiative has attracted so far are foreign direct investment (FDI) promises. Modi has been globetrotting; his end of December excursion was, according to the rival Congress Party, “breakfast in Kabul, tea in Lahore (an unscheduled stopover to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif) and dinner in Delhi.” That was cheap political sniping, but Modi’s trips to other capitals — Washington, Moscow, Paris — have been far more expensive. Big-budget defense deals were signed in all three places; the high-cost imports seem to negate the Make in India philosophy of promoting domestic manufacturing.... Read More

Why is India a land of imitators

Posted by Admin on February 03, 2016

Since childhood, I’ve observed how many Indians look up to foreigners, especially those from the West. This happens in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. It is reflected in the clothes we wear and in the use of language.... Read More

Science & tech fodder for growth

Posted by Admin on January 19, 2016

India and other countries, including many Asian ones, are facing challenges of development. However, not all traditional economic approaches provide a credible solution to it as the current phase of development is unprecedented in technological, demographical and social terms.... Read More

WHY MODI WANTS TO MAKE MANUFACTURING BEST IN CLASS

Posted by Admin on January 19, 2015

Transforming India's below par manufacturing track record is a priority for the Indian Prime Minister. Here's why.... Read More

MODI'S ECONOMIC AGENDA: MAKE IN INDIA

Posted by Admin on January 09, 2015

What is Narendra Modi's 'Make in India'? A brief look at one of the foremost economic agendas of the government.... Read More