In India, the challenge of electrification is complicated by politics of electricity, which have left state-owned utilities struggling to expand distribution networks and provide reliable power at below-market rates for residential and agricultural needs.
July 26, 2018
| Richard M. RossowThe United States and India will engage in our first “2+2 Dialogue” on September 6 in New Delhi, bringing together the heads of our respective defense and foreign ministries.
June 4, 2018
| Richard M. RossowOn June 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India delivered a keynote address at the International Institute for Strategic Studies –hosted “Shangri-La Dialogue 2018” in Singapore. While his presence was historic, there was some issues left unanswered.
May 11, 2018
| Kartikeya Singh, Anit Mukherjee The outcome of Karnataka elections, therefore, matters beyond narrow political considerations, not only for its 65 million people but for India as a whole.
April 24, 2018
| Richard M. RossowThe strategic importance of India’s economic rise is often portrayed as a tool to increase domestic spending on defense priorities and to provide a capital base to compete economically in the region through infrastructure and other types of spending. But it has a second,...
April 2, 2018
| Harsh V. Pant India’s efforts to help develop Iran’s Chabahar Port reflect Indian ambitions as a driver of infrastructure development and improved regional connectivity, particularly with Afghanistan
April 2, 2018
| Gurmeet KanwalThe prospect of the PLA Navy in Gwadar poses greater security questions, as it forms another link in China’s efforts to expand its maritime presence in the Indo-Pacific region.
Despite a long list of anti-trade moves by successive Indian governments, there are some voices within the government that make thoughtful and compelling arguments for international economic integration.