Investment in the port is key to the new Silk Route but challenges Indian shipping’s prospects
Narendra Modi has just inaugurated a National Maritime Summit, perhaps the country’s first. Using the occasion, he has announced ambitious goals in terms of capacities, investment and jobs, all of which may or may not be realised. The important thing though is that it has brought into focus a long neglected aspect of the Indian economy: its poor trade infrastructure.
The first Maritime India Summit in Mumbai, besides resulting in business agreements for Rs 82,905 crore investments, played a key role in highlighting the role of port led development for faster and sustainable economic growth.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call on Thursday for businesses to participate in the creation of infrastructure that will make India’s 7,500-kilometer coastline an “engine of growth” is certain to be widely welcomed.
Much of our earth is covered by the water in oceans, rivers, wells, underground reserves, snow on mountains and moisture in the atmosphere.
Despite Maldives's stated 'India First' policy, China will remain the elephant in the room when PM Narendra Modi seeks to address the issue of political instability in the archipelago in a meeting with visiting President Abdulla Yameen on Monday.
India has long irritated its international interlocutors by its penchant for “public diplomacy”. What we mean by public diplomacy here is somewhat different from the current usage of the term — about informing and influencing public opinion at home and abroad.
The South China Sea has become a source of serious regional tensions because China has become increasingly assertive in the area, backed by its growing economic and military strength.
Bangladesh established the Marine Fisheries Academy in 1972. It is the only academy of its kind in all of South Asia.
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