India has climbed eight places in the latest annual International Intellectual Property (IP) Index released by the US Chambers of Commerce to reach 36th place out of 50 countries, climbing from 44th rank in the index last year.
While streamlining of procedures and digitization of paperwork improve India’s ranking, the India growth story depends on a more stable policy and regulatory framework, writes N Chandra Mohan for South Asia Monitor.
Strengthening the strategic partnership that India and South Africa share will be the focus of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to India on January 25-26 during which he will be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade.
Three international organisations have endorsed India's growth story recognising it as the world's fastest growing major economy for this and the next three years and in two reports raised some of their earlier projections.
Defying global stance against terror, China again vetoes sanctions on JeM chief
Defying global opposition to terrorism, China has vetoed sanctions against Masood Azhar, the chief of the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), extending cover to him and Pakistan that protects him.
China's protection of terrorist Masood Azhar ensures peace for its CPEC
China has a clear strategic vision and its intent and policy are in complete sync with its global interests. It is clear that China is using its diplomatic lever to act against India's interests, as Pakistan has requested, in pursuance of their joint strategic objectives, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd.) for South Asia Monitor