World expects big changes from Modi and we can’t miss the bus
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015, Hindustan Times
Editorial by Mr. N K Singh, Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre and Senior Member, Bharatiya Janata Party
The world expects big changes- not just incremental actions- from Modi. Here are some critical issues that need to be addressed.
Ambassador SK Lambah takes over as Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre
Thursday, August 6th, 2015, New Delhi
The Board of Trustees of the Ananta Aspen Centre have unanimously elected Ambassador Satinder K Lambah, former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India, as the Chairman of the Centre. Lambah succeeds TN Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard Limited.
“India and Singapore: Where do we go from here?”
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, New Delhi
The year 2015 commemorates 50 years of bilateral relations between India and Singapore and the session would reflect on the longstanding relationship and the way ahead. At this juncture, two key questions persist: where does Singapore feature in Indian Prime Minister Modi's effort in amplifying the geostrategic importance of the Indo-Pacific region; and how can the two countries and the region benefit from India’s "Act East Policy" in areas such as urban planning, skill development, sanitation and water management?
Discussion on “Making Waves: Aiding India’s Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier”
Friday, May 1st, 2015, WWF India Auditorium, New Delhi
The United States and India have agreed to form a working group to explore the joint development of India’s next-generation aircraft carrier. While the Indian Navy has already begun design work, wide-ranging cooperation with the United States has enormous potential and offers India the opportunity to acquire the most capable warship possible.
India and Bhutan: Strengthening a Unique Relationship
New Delhi, April 23, 2015
Exemplifying their historical ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay chose Bhutan and India as the destinations for their first respective foreign visits recently. Broadly, the spread and depth of the bilateral relationship draws from, and is driven by, the national interests including political, economic and security aspects of both countries which are closely linked to each other.
2014 polls brought about an attitudinal shift in middle class: Experts
New Delhi, December 18, 2014
Experts participating in a public program on 'Why is India's Middle Class Back in Politics" today unanimously held that this section's significantly huge involvement in the 2014 general elections had brought about an attitudinal transformation in Indian society.
Making SAARC Work: A South Asian Imperative
November 18th, 2014
The absence of an effective multilateral mechanism in South Asia has withheld any purposeful convergence in the region. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), continues to be plagued by regional rivalries and trust deficit, and is yet to attain the vibrancy demonstrated by several regional arrangements in other parts of the world.
Reforms to the Global Drug Policy
September 15th, 2014, New Delhi
The session on ‘Reforms to the Global Drug Policy’ began with opening remarks by moderator of the session Ambassador Deepak Bhojwani pointing out the importance of this issue at international level. The ambassador also emphasised on that it was an honour to have H.E. Foreign Minister Morales in India.
Session on "100 Days of the New Indian Government"
September 10th, 2014, WWF Auditorium, New Delhi
The new government’s first three months in office have been marked by a period of high expectations and huge challenges both in foreign and domestic policy. In this backdrop, Ananta Aspen Centre organised a session on ‘100 Days of the New Indian Government.
Session on "India and China--A New Engagement?"
September 5th, 2014, WWF Auditorium, New Delhi
At present, India and China are more politically and economically engaged than at any time in recent history. However, the road leading to mutually - beneficial bilateral ties between the two Asian giants has not been very smooth.