ASG India Advocacy Update: Engaging on E-commerce

In this series we highlight key developments in sectors where we believe there is significant opportunity for businesses to emphasize their objectives and share their views with the government.

Background

Modi’s Rajya Sabha Conundrum

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, led by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), achieved a major success last week in the Rajya Sabha, passing the long-pending Insurance Bill, raising the cap on foreign direct investment (FDI) i

Budget 2015: A Roadmap for Long-Term Growth

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full budget of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government on February 28 amidst high expectations of fundamental, high profile reforms that would set India on the path for long term growth.

News Wrap: Breakthrough Predicted on Nuclear Liability Issue

Although it has been nearly ten years since a U.S.-India Joint Statement announced the Civil Nuclear deal, there has yet to be a single sale of nuclear supplies from the U.S. to India. All of that could change shortly if Indian and U.S.

100 Indian Smart Cities Initiative

The 100 Smart Cities Initiative, one of Prime Minister Modi’s key programs, has attracted worldwide attention from media, businesses and governments.

Highlights from the 18th SAARC Summit

Last week, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), an organization established nearly thirty years ago to achieve closer regional ties, hosted its 18th summit in Kathmandu, Nepal.

India's Cabinet Reshuffle

On November 9, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced a cabinet reshuffle, offering important insight into the thinking of both Prime Minister Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

India’s New Sanitation Initiative

On October 2, Prime Minister Modi announced the Swachh Bharat, or Clean India, Mission – an undertaking to ensure that India is litter free and that every house has access to a toilet by 2019. The Swachh Bharat Miss