Entries tagged "India"

  • Infrastructure Boosts Philippines, India Competitiveness | Oct. 18, 2018, 9:05 a.m.

    Philippines and India have risen through the ranks in the World Economic Forum's latest Global Competitiveness Report, as the countries made improvements in infrastructure and innovation.

  • India To Partially Open HSR in 2022 | Oct. 15, 2018, 9:14 a.m.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to launch India's first high-speed railway by August 2022. Faced with challenges in domestic procurement and land acquisition, project leaders are considering a partial opening to coincide with the 75th anniversary of India's independence.

  • Credit May Hinder India's Infrastructure | Oct. 3, 2018, 9:35 a.m.

    India's largest infrastructure financing company, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services, was recently taken over by a government-backed board to address a series of loan defaults that raises questions over the country's infrastructure development.

  • Special Report: China's Belt and Road Initiative | Sept. 26, 2018, 8:44 a.m.

    Although Beijing insists that its Belt and Road Initiative has no geopolitical motives, the project has been at the center of an increasing number of political controversies, foreign and domestic, writes the Financial Times in a Special Report, citing analyses from the Reconnecting Asia Project.

  • View All Analysis | Sept. 17, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • Modi Attends Regional Summit in Nepal | Aug. 30, 2018, 9 a.m.

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi heads to Nepal for a meeting of the seven-nation BIMSTEC bloc, where improved trade and connectivity have the potential to help India counter Beijing's massive Belt and Road Initiative, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • AIIB Reassures Members on Debt | June 27, 2018, 9:49 a.m.

    AIIB president Jin Liqun announced his intent to create financial stability for the bank's 87 member countries and establish the AIIB as a multilateral development bank commensurate with the World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

  • AIIB To Spend $3.5B | June 25, 2018, 8:34 a.m.

    China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced that it will invest $3.5 billion this year to India, Bangladesh, Turkey and Egypt for projects aimed at strategically connecting Asia and Africa.

  • China's BRI Extends into Finance | May 15, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

    The Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges bought 450 million shares of Bangladesh's main exchange, beating India's bid. The exchanges allow Chinese investors to access funds for overseas infrastructure projects and strengthen financial cooperation for the BRI, a goal stated by both exchanges.

  • India’s North-South Corridor Looks to Eurasia | April 25, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

    India's International North-South Transport Corridor involves India's investments in Iran, such as the Chabahar Port and the planned rail project from Chabahar to the Iranian city of Zahedan. The 7,000 kilometer corridor, which has been called an alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative, will bypass Pakistan and connect India with Russia, potentially transforming Eurasian trade.

  • India Wary of New China Corridor | April 20, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

    India is likely to object to China's proposal to construct a trans-Himalayan trilateral economic corridor through Nepal, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • India to Build 100 Airports by 2035 | April 13, 2018, 9:38 a.m.

    India plans to build up to 100 more airports to accommodate one billion passengers by 2035, and the government will count on private financing to cover most of the $60 billion cost.

  • Japan, India, U.S. Fund Indo-Pacific Infrastructure | April 10, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

    Japan, the U.S., and India have agreed to work together on infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific region focusing on South and Southeast Asian nations such as Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. The trilateral is calling for a more transparent and sustainable approach in line with international standards to counter China’s infrastructure development under its Belt and Road initiative.

  • Nepal PM Seeks Investments from China, India | April 5, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

    Nepal's new prime minister Sharma Oli aims to leverage Nepal's central position in the power tussle between China and India to garner as much infrastructure investments from both.

  • China’s Maritime Silk Road | April 3, 2018, 9 a.m.

    Seven CSIS experts unpack the economic and geostrategic implications of China’s infrastructure development across the Indo-Pacific region under the Maritime Silk Road.

  • Japan Loans $1.4bn to India for Infrastructure | March 30, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

    Japan will lend India up to $1.4 billion for projects such as a subway in Mumbai.

  • Is China's Belt and Road Working? | March 28, 2018, 9:29 a.m.

    A special report by Nikkei Asian Review and The Banker which leverages data from the CSIS Reconnecting Asia Project has found that China's Belt and Road initiative holds considerable promise for countries in need of infrastructure investment along its route, however, participation has been hampered by challenges ranging from a lack of participation by local workers and banks to unmanageable debt hangovers.

  • What Is an Economic Corridor? | March 27, 2018, 9 a.m.

    As Asia’s powers advance plans for a number of economic corridors to connect the continent, it is important to understand what exactly an economic corridor entails.

  • Thai Conglomerate Seeks BRI Opportunities | March 22, 2018, 10:50 a.m.

    Thai industrial conglomerate Siam Cement Group seeks investment possibilities in South China and India in the years ahead. China's Belt and Road Initiative gives the conglomerate an opportunity to sell more products as the initiative stimulates spending on construction and spurs an increase in private-sector investments.

  • China, India Compete in Nepal Through Railways | March 9, 2018, 9:35 a.m.

    Nepal's new prime minister K.P. Sharma Oli finds himself courted by China and India for railways projects.

  • Philippine-Indian Team Pitches $3B Manila Airport Expansion | March 2, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

    Philippine engineering group Megawide Construction and Mumbai-based GMR Infrastructure proposed a $3 billion expansion for Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

  • AIIB Loans $1.5bn to India | Feb. 27, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved $1.5 billion in loans to India for infrastructure-related projects in 2018, including energy, roads, and urban development projects.

  • Asian Lenders Compete in Infrastructure Financing | Feb. 23, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

  • Greece Looks to Diversify Infrastructure Partners | Feb. 15, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

    Greek Deputy PM says that Athens wants closer ties with other Asian countries too, not just China.

  • India Courts ASEAN to Counter BRI | Jan. 25, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes all ten ASEAN leaders to New Dehli in an attempt to strengthen trade and connectivity with the bloc.

  • The Indo-Japanese Pivot to Africa | Jan. 23, 2018, 8:29 a.m.

    India and Japan's joint vision for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) could provide a strategic platform to compete with China, however, the plan currently lacks detail and will need to demonstrate commitment and the ability to deliver on both quality and speed.

  • World Bank: Safer Roads Boost GDP | Jan. 9, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of powerful phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • 18 Projects to Watch in 2018 | Dec. 22, 2017, 9:21 a.m.

    Reconnecting Asia is tracking developments across a vast landmass that includes 60 percent of the global economy. Every day, new infrastructure projects are announced, some are advanced, and others encounter obstacles. Here is a selection of the top projects to watch in 2018.

  • China Boosts Influence in South Asia | Dec. 19, 2017, 10:09 a.m.

    In Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Maldives, and Myanmar, Beijing is pulling South Asia into its orbit.

  • India, ASEAN to Propel Asia's Economy | Dec. 7, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

    New projections show India's economy becoming third largest in the world, with other major ASEAN nations surging forward to propel Asian economic growth.

  • India Challenges BRI with Chabahar | Dec. 5, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

    Iran's Chabahar port could herald the start of a challenge to China's expanding geostrategic links.

  • India, China Compete for Access in Sri Lanka | Nov. 6, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

    Mattala Airport in Sri Lanka, not far from the Chinese-operated Hambantota seaport, has become a point of contention in the wake of a $290 million offer from India to lease it.

  • Japan Proposes BRI Counter Dialogue | Oct. 25, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

    Japan is planning a top-level dialogue with the U.S., India, and Australia to counteract China's aggressive maritime expansion under its Belt and Road initiative.

  • Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century | Oct. 18, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

    It is time to expand transparent, high-standard regional lending mechanisms – tools that will actually help nations instead of saddle them with mounting debt.

  • Asia has $26 trillion in infrastructure projects for the taking | Oct. 18, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

    Asia is set to spend $26 trillion on airports and other infrastructure projects through 2030, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  • India Pushes for Electric Vehicles, but Lacks Necessary Infrastructure | Oct. 5, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

  • Competing Visions | Sept. 28, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

    CSIS's leading regional experts discuss how the ambitious connectivity visions of regional powers across Eurasia could re-shape the future of the super-continent.

  • Asia’s Competing Visions | Sept. 27, 2017, 12:21 p.m.

    Earlier this month, the leaders of Japan and India paused to lay the foundation stone for a high-speed railway. The new link illustrates the high-stakes competition underway to connect the Eurasian supercontinent. China has stolen the spotlight, but other regional powers are not standing still.

  • Abe and Modi Launch India's First High Speed Rail Project | Sept. 14, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

  • Abe Arrives in India | Sept. 13, 2017, 8:53 a.m.

  • Doklam: More than a Border Spat | Sept. 12, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

  • India and Myanmar Sign MoUs for Maritime Partnership | Sept. 7, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

  • China and India End Border Stand-off | Aug. 28, 2017, 12:53 p.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • India Expands Infrastructure Role for Japan | Aug. 9, 2017, 8:32 a.m.

    India has agreed to "explore and expand" Japan's role in developing the infrastructure of its Northeastern region bordering China, Myanmar, and Bangladesh as part of their "special strategic and global partnership."

  • Belt & Road Prompts Border Standoff with India | July 20, 2017, 8:03 a.m.

    China's Belt and Road ambitions have prompted construction projects in disputed areas with India, including Kashmir and the Doklam Plateau, prompting an armed border standoff over the latter.

  • Indian Companies Keen to Develop Chabahar Port | July 12, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

    Indian companies have started bidding to develop Iran's Chabahar port, a strategic project for which India committed to invest an initial $500 million during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's state visit in March.

  • Modi’s Infrastructure Spending Spree | June 26, 2017, 9 a.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • Modi Draws Business to Balance China | June 21, 2017, 10:12 a.m.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to balance against Chinese influence in the region with his "Make in India" campaign by drawing private sector involvement and increased competition.

  • India's $59B Infrastructure Push Hits Slump | June 13, 2017, 9:04 a.m.

    India plans to spend a record $59 billion on projects such as rail, roads, and ports this year. Yet, despite the push for new infrastructure which is being spearheaded by Indian President Narendra Modi, many projects are struggling to attract enough funding to get off the ground.

  • How Britain’s Colonial Railways Transformed India | June 13, 2017, 9 a.m.

    The railways delivered much for India. Just as with the United States of America, they bound the country together.