Economic Studies
What does the Economic Survey tell us about National Security?

What does India’s Economic Survey 2017-18 tell us about national security? This may sound an unusual question because in traditional understanding of national security and economy are two separate entities which are not discussed together. The two ....

Anatomy of Agricultural Debt Waivers in India

Agriculture plays an important role in the Indian economy with over 58 per cent of rural households dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. As per the 2nd revised estimates by the CSO, the share of agriculture and allied sector (including agri....

Could Belt and Road Initiative Create Financial Mess for China?

Since the 2000’s, predicting the timeline on collapse of Chinese economy has been a prominent theme among economists. However, the Chinese economy has proved all naysayers wrong by being resilient, and now joining the ten trillion dollars Gross Dom....

China-India Cooperation Opportunity: Building the Asian Common Market

(Reproduction of a talk delivered by Lu Gang, Director, IIS Conference, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai at a Sino-Indian Seminar, held at the VIF on 06 Nov 2017) I am delighted to be here and attend the discussion of the bilateral ....

India’s Search for Big Power Status

Introduction Indian elite’s desire for big power status grew out of a belief about the Indic civilizational values that spread in the ages of antiquity to what we call North West, South East, East and even West Asia. Most of thi....

विमुद्रीकरण – राह ठीक करने की भारी, सफल कवायद

विमुद्रीकरण यानी नोटबंदी पर राजनीतिक शोरशराबे भरी मोदी-विरोधी राष्ट्रीय चर्चा में बहुआयामी स....

विमुद्रीकरण – बहुआयामी परियोजना

गैर कानूनी घोषित किए गए 500 और 1,000 रुपये के 99 प्रतिशत नोटों की भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (आरबीआई) के पास वाप....

Battle against Slow GDP Growth Rate

The Central Statistics Office recently reported that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth had slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent for the April-June quarter of the current fiscal. This is in contrast to the preceding quarter gr....

A Perspective on BRICS Development Strategies: Prospects and Issues

Looking Back Last year Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) group conducted its summit in October under the Chairmanship of India. PM Modi had outlined ‘Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions’....

De-mon — huge, successful course-correction

Of all the multidimensional corrective elements that were missed — actually, side-stepped if not suppressed — in the politically uproarious anti-Modi national discourse about the demonetization exercise, the most important element was the huge cr....

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