With over one billion people and vast latent productivity growth possibilities, India has unmatched potential to change long-term global economic outcomes.  While India is already delivering higher growth rates than ever before, its future performance is uncertain.  While the nation could match or exceed the shock China delivered since 1990, its path is and will be profoundly different.  Understanding the mix of growth potential, political impediments, and breakthrough policymaking possible today requires high-level involvement in the Indian political conversation married with a deep understanding of both development economics and the minds of business leaders.

RHG’s India work is led by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, one of India’s most highly-respected analysts of the country’s global economic and political relations. A widely recognized thinker in policymaking circles, and a member of the India’s National Security Advisory Board, Pramit is foreign editor at the Hindustan Times and publishes extensively on economic and security affairs.

RHG retainer clients receive all India coverage research and have regular direct interaction with and access to Pramit and his team.  Clients also engage RHG for special projects to improve their understanding of specific interests related to Indian development. Topics of particular focus have included India-partner country economic synergies and relations; Indian participation in regional and global plurilateral organizations; outbound direct and strategic investment patterns; competing designs for national reform policy initiatives; the weight of unique national security concerns in Indian reform policymaking; elite perspectives on specific economic and commercial issues; and fundamental disaggregation of the structure of India’s past and future economic growth performance.

In addition to his work with RHG retainer clients, Pramit travels extensively and is a popular and frequent speaker for high-level audiences including senior government officials, corporate boards, strategic planners and portfolio managers.


India: Superpower or Subcontinent?

by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

No Indian official statement has ever referred to the country as a “superpower” – or even said that becoming a global power was a national objective. The last Indian Prime Minister, the low-key Manmohan Singh, once allowed that the country was likely to become a ...