Modi & Entrepreneurship: The Story So Far

By Sarah Watson — In November India will host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. This piece is the first in an occasional series exploring the climate for entrepreneurship in India, what the Modi government has done to promote…

Update on India’s States: September 6, 2017

State debt is rising rapidly; Tamil Nadu conducts the first ever state wind energy auction; Madhya Pradesh to compensate farmers for distress sales; floods displace thousands in Bihar; Mizoram becomes power surplus; and more. Center–State relations A new report by…

Update on India’s States: August 30, 2017

Haryana shut down by riots over conviction of sect leader and Mumbai shut down by rains; MNRE urges states to honor wind power contracts; Tamil Nadu’s ruling party heals its split; UP threatens maximum penalties against power thieves; Haryana allows…

Update on India’s States: August 23, 2017

The center issues new guidelines for metro projects receiving central funding; West Bengal passes a host of industry-friendly legislation; Andhra Pradesh discoms start accepting mobile money; Rajasthan offers farmers a loan interest waiver; and more. Center–State relations The central government…

U.S.-Japan “2+2” Talks

By Nicholas Szechenyi — Today Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis are hosting Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera of Japan for a bilateral Security Consultative Committee (SCC) or “2+2” meeting to coordinate…

Update on India’s States: August 16, 2017

Maharashtra opens the door to round-the-clock retail; West Bengal puts a key industrial license online; Andhra Pradesh increases the number of government services with strict delivery timelines; Goa looks for energy savings in water and sanitation infrastructure; and more. Center–State…

The Trump Administration: Who’s Watching India?

By Wadhwani Chair Staff — Is official Washington organized to respond to China-India border tensions, to an unexpected regional crisis, or to the many bilateral issues, including trade and defense, which are important to the U.S.-India relationship? The answer now…