SAARC Summit: Making Friends Of Enemies

  (The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, at the 18th SAARC Summit, in Nepal on November 27, 2014.)   Apart from the photo-op between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the 18th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) … Continued

4 Charts That Sum Up Indo-Japan Ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to Japan and first outside the sub continent indicates India’s zest to refine bilateral relations on economic and security front, a significant step towards improving India’s Look East Policy.   Both nations share a rich and deep rooted historical and traditional ties since 6th Century B.C. with the spread … Continued

The Amazing Story Of India’s Trade With China

  China recently invited India to join its Silk Road Project,an initiative by Chinese President Xi Jinping to promote and revive traditional trade ties.   The move is seen as positive but exposes a larger challenge. The trade deficit between the two nations stands at $36 billion, against India. Moreover, it’s the composition of this … Continued

Blame Lower Current Account Deficit On Slowing Economy Too

  The good news is that India has brought about a drastic reduction in its frightening current account deficit (CAD) numbers.   The not-so-good news is that the drop did not happen only because of a curtailment of gold imports (by imposing duties).   Rather, it happened because of economic slowdown and a drop in … Continued