The Promise of India examines India’s foreign policy and national economy related decisions and the context in which these were taken at the Prime Minister’s level from 1947 till end May 2019. As the recent changes in Jammu & Kashmir have amply demonstrated we need to look back to past events to understand current happenings.
Argentina was a country with great promise at the beginning of the 20th century which has not achieved what it could have even after 100 years. We need to be wary of assuming that the rise of India over the next twenty years is inevitable.
Jaimini Bhagwati, Foreign Policy Expert, Economist
Jaimini Bhagwati is a former IFS officer, economist and foreign policy expert. He was high commissioner to the UK and ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg. Bhagwati has served in senior positions in the Government of India, including in foreign affairs, finance and atomic energy. In the World Bank, he was a specialist in international bond and derivatives markets; he was the RBI chair professor at ICRIER; and is a Board member of IDFC’s holding company.
Bhagwati did his master’s in physics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi, master’s in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and received his PhD in finance from Tufts University, USA. He has published research papers in several books, ICRIER and at the World Bank. He has been a columnist for Business Standard since 2005.