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Sajjid Z. Chinoy, Chief India Economist, JP Morgan spoke on the economy amid Covid and the upcoming budget
Sajjid Z. Chinoy, Chief India Economist, JP Morgan spoke on the economy amid Covid and the upcoming budget

‘Even if India were to grow 12% next year…’: Sajjid Chinoy on economy, Covid

  • Sajjid Z. Chinoy, Chief India Economist, JP Morgan spoke on the economy amid Covid and the upcoming budget. Chinoy said that there should not be a ‘type-2 error’. The discussion with journalist Mitali Mukherjee was part of Mint's Road to Recovery series focused on the upcoming Budget.

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'Next year, huge recovery in revenues...': Shankar Acharya on Covid, Budget

  • While saying that the government shouldn't get too worried about FRBM Act stipulations, Dr Shankar Acharya, former Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India, said that the country's deficit has ballooned in the current financial year due to collapse of revenues, rather than a rise in expenditure. The discussion with journalist Mitali Mukherjee was part of Mint's Road to Recovery series focused on the upcoming Budget.

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‘China’s leap in AI will not be limited to civilians’:Rajeshwari Rajagopalan

  • Distinguished Fellow and Head, Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative, Observer Research Foundation, Dr Rajeshwari Rajagopalan said India is still in the initial stages of development in the AI front. Rajagopalan said, “What should be more important from an Indian National Security perspective is that China’s leap in AI will not be limited to civilian sectors but they will also move to military sector as well and that’s where we need to be more careful.” Watch the full video for more.

Dr Laxman Kumar Behera, Associate Professor, Special Centre for National Security Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University spoke on a solution to step up the defence sector
Dr Laxman Kumar Behera, Associate Professor, Special Centre for National Security Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University spoke on a solution to step up the defence sector

‘Levy additional tax’: Dr Laxman Kumar on solution to step up defence sector

As the India-China border tension stretches on, Dr Laxman Kumar Behera, Associate Professor, Special Centre for National Security Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University spoke on a solution to step up the defence sector. Dr Kumar said that levying additional taxes could be one of the solutions. The discussion with Mitali Mukherjee, Fellow, ORF was part of Mint's Road to Recovery series focused on the upcoming Budget. Watch the video for more.

G Mohan Kumar, former defence secretary spoke on the defence expenditure
G Mohan Kumar, former defence secretary spoke on the defence expenditure

‘If we’re able to reduce redundancies…’: G Mohan Kumar on defence expenditure

G Mohan Kumar, former defence secretary spoke on the defence expenditure. Kumar said that if India is able to reduce redundancies, then expenditure can be saved. The discussion with Mitali Mukherjee, Fellow, ORF was part of Mint's Road to Recovery series focused on the upcoming Budget. Watch the video for more.

'The Indian defence budget has been disappointing year after year'
'The Indian defence budget has been disappointing year after year'

'Indian defence budget disappointing': Rajeshwari Rajagopalan on China tension

Distinguished Fellow and Head, Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative, Observer Research Foundation, Dr Rajeshwari Rajagopalan said that India’s defence budget has been disappointing over the years. “From the perspective of defence modernization, the Indian defence budget has been disappointing year after year with significant implications for national security. In fact in 2018, the Army Vice-Chief Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand made an unusually strong case in the parliamentary committee on defence stating the difficulty of the three services on account of the falling budget allocation,” said Rajagopalan. Watch the full video for more.

Director General, Centre for Contemporary China Studies, Lt Gen (Retd) S L Narasimhan said it is difficult to peg defence expenditure to a percentage of GDP
Director General, Centre for Contemporary China Studies, Lt Gen (Retd) S L Narasimhan said it is difficult to peg defence expenditure to a percentage of GDP

Do Indian forces need more money? Lt Gen Narasimhan on status amid China tension

Director General, Centre for Contemporary China Studies, Lt Gen (Retd) S L Narasimhan said that it is difficult to peg the defence expenditure to a percentage of GDP. “I don’t think India has been complacent. Yes, there have been constraints on the budget, however, the budget alone is not the capability of the Indian armed forces. It has got many facets of training, experience and leadership,” said Narasimhan. He added, “Yes, we definitely need more money. There is no question about that.” Watch the full video for more details.

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Mint Budget 2021 Panel: How India can counter the China challenge?

  • Ahead of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s third budget, a key question is whether India will increase defence spending and by how much in FY 2021-22. Tensions with China are simmering. It has emerged as the key strategic challenge for India. Besides seeking parity with the US in military terms in Asia by 2027, Beijing is also putting in big money into Artificial Intelligence, space and cutting edge technologies like drone swarms. With the Indian economy just recovering from the Covid-19 shock, where are the resources for the defence sector going to come from? From the borders to cyberspace, how can India counter the China challenge? Join this LIVE panel discussion in Mint’s marathon run up to the Union Budget coverage for answers these and other questions. Joining our moderator Mitali Mukherjee live for this conversation are PS Raghavan (Former Chairman, National Security Advisory Board), Dr Laxman Kumar Behera (Associate Professor, Special Centre for National Security Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University), G.Mohan Kumar (Former Defence Secretary), Dr Rajeshwari Rajagopalan (Distinguished Fellow and Head, Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative, Observer Research Foundation) and Lt Gen (Retd) S L Narasimhan (Director General, Centre for Contemporary China Studies).

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