Kra Canal: Balance of power in the Indian Ocean under threat

Faced with a new push to build a 100-km canal cutting Thailand in two, and slashing 1,200 km off the route Chinese warships take to reach South Asian ports, Indian naval planners have begun warning the government that the proposed Kra Canal will dramatically enhance Beijing’s ability to intervene...
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Indian H-1B filings: A drop by 50% expected this year

Immigration experts believe there could be a sharp decline in the number of H-1B petitions filed by Indian IT services companies this year following the tough environment created by the US administration under President Donald Trump. H-1B filings for the next fiscal began on April 2, and will conclude...
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Make in India goes public: Rs 50-bn govt contracts already taken

The government intervention in promoting ‘Make in India’ in public procurement has resulted in Indian companies garnering over Rs 50 billion in projects. The changed procurement conditions have helped companies receive business from the Railways, GAIL India and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. One of the beneficiaries is Jindal...
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India looks to change global ‘negotiator’ attitude

A growing part of India’s foreign policy these days is for New Delhi to work hard to change the way the country is perceived around the world. In key areas of multilateral engagement like trade and environment, India is famous as the “naysayer” and the “country that loves to...
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