A new body of work shows the relationship between bureaucrats and politicians in India is riddled with perverse incentives and unintended consequences. But, it also points to possible actions for reform.
The Indian government should reshape recruitment and promotion processes for the Indian Administrative Service, improve performance-based assessment of individual officers, and adopt safeguards that promote accountability while protecting bureaucrats from political meddling.
India has an opportunity to take the initiative not only in early adoption of blockchain technology but also toward shaping the regulatory framework guiding its application.
Recent advances in artificial intelligence are a wake-up call to policymakers in India, with every one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship programs likely to be directly affected within the next few years.
To avoid regulatory paralysis, India needs to reimagine the regulator’s role.
Carnegie India, in collaboration with Penguin Random House, hosted the launch of Half Lion, a biography of former prime minister of India P.V. Narasimha Rao.
New Delhi will need to do more to increase its material capabilities if it wants to achieve the goal of becoming a great power by 2050.
New Delhi has been tentative on the international stage despite a number of factors that demand a stronger Indian role in the world.
A real strategic partnership between major powers is not just about one-off major initiatives but also about the practical application of the partnership across the wide array of issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for India to become a leading power represents a change in how the country’s top political leadership conceives of its role in international politics.