Budget Boost To Infrastructure


The Budget aiming to facilitate a $ 5 trillion economy in five years is sharply banking on infrastructure. That the Budget reiterated commitment to make an investment of Rs 100 lakh crore in the next five years in infrastructure lends credence to the $ 5 trillion economic script. One nation,…

Pakistan’s Cosmetic Action On Fighting Terror


Invoking its 1997 anti–terror act, Pakistan registered 23 FIRs this week against a dozen office bearers of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and its front organization Jamaat-ud-Daw’ah (JuD) including its chief Hafiz Saeed, for funding terrorist organizations.  Saeed’s 2nd in command Abdul Rehman Makki has also been booked. They are charged with using…

Issues Before The Union Budget


  The prime focus of Union budget 2019 would be the need to strengthen economic growth. A deviation from the path of fiscal consolidation may be essential to spur growth. A strict adherence of fiscal deficit at 3.5 per cent of the GDP may not be feasible at this point…

Russia-India-China Trilateral Meet


Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a tri-lateral meeting with President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin on the side-lines of the G20 Meeting in Osaka, Japan. The trilateral meeting of Russia, India and China (RIC) reveals the importance of India where it is being courted by both Russia and China…

India-Us Dialogue In Osaka


  On the side-lines of the G20 Osaka Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted nine bilaterals (with Australia, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the US), two tri-laterals (Japan, India, US as well as Russia, India, China) and also an informal meeting of BRICS leaders in…

G20 Summit At Osaka


Japan hosted the Group of 20 (G20)Summit in Osaka. G20, which represents 80 percent of the global economic output, is a premier forum for debating global economic governance. As leaders of the G20 member countries gathered in Osaka, one of the top priorities was to restore confidence in the multilateral…

The Week In Parliament


  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government would take India to new heights and sought cooperation from the opposition to move ahead with the idea of One Nation - One Election. He was replying to the debate in the Lok Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to President…

Informal Meet Of Brics Leaders In Osaka


The Heads of State and Government of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), met on the margins of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President…

Indo-Us Ties: Dialogue Continues


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Delhi and his meeting with the Prime Minister, External Affairs Minister and National Security Advisor were very significant. The bilateral differences between the United States and India on a few critical areas, such as tariff and trade, Iran sanctions, lifting of US…

Prime Minister Re-Emphasises Development Agenda


 Into his second term in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed to the world that welfare of the poor and developing modern infrastructure would be his government’s twin agenda. The Prime Minister spoke about this in his reply to the motion of thanks to the President’s address to the…