Our office in New Delhi oversees programs both in India and neighboring countries and has been in operation since 1990. In India, we work on our four focal areas: market economy, urban governance, digital transformation and human rights. We focus on making cities more liberal for their citizens, harnessing the power of the revolutionary Right to Information Act, ensuring property rights for marginalised communities as well as we support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights in India. We pursue these goals in partnership with policymakers, business leaders, national and international NGOs, universities as well as think tanks.
Seeking Marriage Equality
What is currently taking place at the Supreme Court of India is nothing short of a historical moment. After the Supreme Court decriminalized Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and held that same-sex conduct between two consenting adults would not be a criminal offence, it is now hearing 19 petitions which have been filed seeking marriage equality and legal recognition of marriage between two persons, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Policy Paper: A New Arms Deal with India?
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is looking for a consultant to write a policy paper that aims at analyzing India’s and the EU’s options.
Policy Paper: Power Balance in South Asia: India - Benevolent Hegemon or Driver of Chinese Influence in the Region?
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is looking for a consultant to write a policy paper that aims at analyzing the current geopolitical scenario in South Asia.
Policy Paper: India – Trailblazer in tech-emancipation from China?
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is looking for a consultant to write a policy paper that aims at analyzing the current scenario in India.
Impact of the War in Ukraine: An Indian Perspective
The Indian response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine was determined by domestic economic considerations and higher strategic priorities, specifically its concerns about a more assertive and powerful China. India carefully maintained its declining relationship with Russia and took a neutral position regarding the Ukraine conflict, as the primary strategic benefits of its relationship with Russia were to keep Moscow neutral when New Delhi and Beijing clashed and an inexpensive military supply chain.
Sunak to focus on economic stability and Tory unity, impact on India-UK ties minimal
Rishi Sunak is the third Tory Prime Minister in 2022. The political turmoil within the Conservative Party, the disastrous performance of Liz Truss and the general economic difficulties offered Sunak an opportunity. In his first speech as Prime Minister, Sunak highlighted that the country was facing a profound economic crisis. He asserted that through integrity, professionalism and accountability, he will provide stability and rectify the mistakes of his predecessor. Apart from tough economic leadership, his real challenge is political. As a leader, he has to unite a strongly divided party.
Politics of Economic Reforms: Real Lessons from 1991
July 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the economic liberalization in India. The liberalization began in 1991, with Dr. Manmohan Singh as the then-Finance Minister in the Congress-led coalition government headed by Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao.