Union Budget 2018: Six key insights for India’s defence and manufacturing sectors

The Modi government in India recently went public with its latest Union Budget. Here are some implications for the defence sector, based on the address of the Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley.

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Cracking the Indian aviation market – be in the right place, at the right time

Highlighting the opportunities the Indian aviation sector presently offers and laying the groundwork to answer the following question: How can French-speaking businesses, including SMEs, take advantage of this highly promising environment?

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Building a joint venture in India as a foreign enterprise

A quick look at the pointers for foreign companies considering the possibilities of a joint venture with an Indian enterprise.

 

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The Passport of the Future - Biometrics is giving you an ID you can never lose

We take a look at biometric technologies that are fast becoming the new way to ID people and grant secure access to sensitive areas.

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IKEA's Custom Retail Strategy for India - Part 2

This is the concluding part of a two-part story on how IKEA is armed with knowledge designed to woo the Indian customer, as it readies to open the first of its megastores in Hyderabad.

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How IKEA is Customising its Retail Strategy to Appeal to Indian Customers - Part 1

Taking a look at how IKEA is armed with knowledge designed to woo the Indian customer, as it readies to open the first of its megastores in Hyderabad.

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Helicopters for Civilian Use in India

If India hopes to keep up with increasing passenger demand and tap into the huge potential on offer, it will have to deploy helicopters for various uses, including medical services, to put out forest fires, during flood relief, disaster management and for law enforcement. However, the most promising and immediate use of helicopters could be to help business travellers hop to meetings in and around congested urban hubs like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, and improve regional connectivity, in the relatively remote Northeast.

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The Trouble With MRP Labelling in India

Global single-brand manufacturers who sell products sourced directly from suppliers around the world, can no longer manipulate prices. In this context, MRP has become an unnecessary obligation that makes it difficult to do business in India.

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A Look at India’s New and Improved Defence Procurement Policy: Part 2

Part 2 of our two-part series, which highlights some of the more significant changes to India’s Defence Procurement Policy (2016), and seeks to identify clauses of particular interest to foreign OEMs, who are interested in taking advantage of opportunities presented by India’s rapidly modernising defence sector.

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A Look at India’s New and Improved Defence Procurement Policy - Part 1

India released a long-awaited, modified Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) in 2016 which includes several new measures that are likely to improve the ease of doing business here. The document outlines a roadmap for how India will go about acquiring new defence equipment, with a promise to review it on an ongoing basis.

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