Update on India’s States: February 21, 2018

New Development Bank signs $100 million loan agreement to revive the Indira Gandhi Canal system; Karnataka and West Bengal opt out of the National Health Protection Scheme; Punjab released its outdoor advertisement policy; Tamil Nadu ranks ninth in the world…

Update on India’s States: February 14, 2018

NITI Aayog launches comprehensive ranking of states on health; Maharashtra announces its electric vehicle policy; Google India and Tata Trusts expand “Internet Saathi” program in Tamil Nadu; Andhra reaches 6,554 MW of renewable energy projects; DIPP and Startup India launch…

Update on India’s States: February 7, 2018

World Bank and Asian Development Bank sign loan agreements for state-level projects for road building, drip irrigation, solar parks and promotion of India’s rural economy; Madhya Pradesh announces new excise policy; Bihar closes three hydro power projects; and more. Center…

The Distance Between Davos & Delhi

By Richard M. Rossow — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of India presented the country’s Union Budget for Fiscal 2018–2019 to Parliament on February 1, 2018. This is the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government ahead of the spring…

Update on India’s States: January 31, 2018

Andhra Pradesh and Canton of Zurich become sister-states, JICA provides $406 million loan for Bengaluru water supply and sewage project, Shiv Sena splits with BJP, Lulu Group to invest $400 million in food and retail industry in Telangana, Maharashtra allows…

Update on India’s States: January 24, 2018

Delhi residents eligible for free healthcare services at private facilities, Maharashtra announces public cloud and startup policies, Uttar Pradesh to allow private sector to choose their distribution company for power purchase, Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland go in to election mode,…

Podcast: The South China Sea in the New Year

In the latest Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative podcast, CSIS experts Zack Cooper and Bonnie Glaser join AMTI director Gregory Poling to discuss the South China Sea at the start of 2018, including whether the Trump administration has an effective strategy…