As much as the U.S. is a crucial partner for India, spreading foreign policy risk may just be as crucial in being able to maintain equitable ties with a Biden White House, especially as American ambitions – both ideological and material – are tested in practice.
India-US relations have transformed in the last two decades. Yet, there is an aspect of this relationship that has been largely neglected: the need to bridge growing divergences in each countries’ approach to the digital economy. This paper outlines these divergences and suggests ways forward.
In 1946, a telegram from Moscow gave the U.S. a strategy that lasted four decades. India too needs an honest security doctrine that keeps it match-fit in a changing world.
U.S. secretary of defense Lloyd Austin's visit to India is an opportunity to develop military-to-military ties and deepen cooperation, but he must also appreciate that sanctioning India will significantly undermine bilateral relations.
Formally and openly engaging the Taliban is a high-cost strategy. But India has long supported dissidents and insurgents to stand for elections within its own boundaries.
While India-China border disengagement is welcome news, the 2020 Galwan Valley incident has destroyed the promise of peace. What is clear is that India and China are at the cusp of entering a period of increasingly armed, markedly competitive, and ever-cautious cohabitation.
The ‘digital rupee’ could be India’s chance to move away from being an economy with one of the highest cash to GDP ratios.
Unless the Modi government comes up with some out-of-the-box solution, the demand for recapitalization could derail its fiscal plans for the year.
While the pandemic context cannot be ignored, it would be a mistake to view this year's budget solely through a COVID-19 lens.
With China’s near-permanent presence in the Indian Ocean likely in this decade, and the growing rivalry with America, India has no choice but to proactively try to shape the future of the Indian Ocean in its favor.
How unregulated lending apps preyed on the financial uncertainty of Indians, and what can be done to protect borrowers in the future.
This Clingendael Report aims to contribute to a reorientation of the EU in the broad field of economic security, in the transatlantic context and with Japan, India and Australia.
The Communist Party is putting ideological battles first.
From a laissez-faire approach, the State is turning to regulation. This is understandable, but has its risks.
Celebrity WhatsApp texts have been flashed on TV ever since the Sushant Singh Rajput case took over news. Govts do not need backdoor access to it.
The CSCAP Regional Security Outlook brings together expert analysis on critical security issues facing the region and points to policy-relevant alternatives to advance multilateral regional security cooperation. Vijay Gokhale writes on India and the Indo-Pacific on page 20 of this volume.
We need to carefully consider how the DPA can effectively operationalise different aspects of its mandate with the least amount of state capacity.
To expect the RBI to effectively monitor multiple aspects of the banks and other regulated entities is a tall order.
More urgently than before, India needs to consider what exactly it wants out of the fast-changing geopolitics around technology and what its role in the international digital landscape should be.
Any discussion on personal data access in India necessarily requires a reiteration of the Supreme Court's Puttaswamy verdict, which declared privacy a fundamental right.