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India’s Post-Pandemic Priorities: Geopolitical and Economic Outlook

June 9, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a previous meeting on the Covid-19 situation (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons).

On June 7, BGA hosted a virtual briefing featuring BGA India Managing Director Ratan Shrivastava and Advisor Pramit Pal Chaudhuri. The briefing, which took place on June 7, addressed both the ongoing Covid-19 situation in India as well as New Delhi’s wider geopolitical and economic outlook.

The briefing came amid a series of notable developments with respect to India which BGA India has been highlighting to clients. These include not only ongoing updates on the Covid situation itself, but also state election results announced in May as well as the recent visit of Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar to the United States, which was the subject of an op-ed BGA authored in Hindustan Times on the need for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (“Quad”) to move beyond defense.

The virtual briefing, with took place under the Chatham House Rule, addressed several topics of relevance to clients, including India’s views on geopolitical topics as well as the state of economic policy and the potential trade opportunities with the United Kingdom and the European Union despite lingering challenges. It also touched on sectors of interest to companies such as banking and technology and the state of some of the Modi’s government such as the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes, which BGA India has been highlighting in previous client updates as well.

The BGA India team will continue to keep clients on updated on new developments as they occur. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to BGA India Managing Director Ratan Shrivastava at ratan@bowergroupasia.com.