Ralph Voltmer

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India is Open for Business

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the United States, set to start in New York on Friday, September 26th, is pregnant with expectation — though a number wonder if the Prime Minister’s PR machine is in overdrive.  The Prime Minister’s visit is not just hype; it will be both symbolic and substantive.  Modi’s message to the … Continue Reading

Prime Minister Modi: A Boon to Defense Trade with India

Defense trade with India has long been the holy grail for the U.S. defense sector. With U.S. defense budgets declining and defense firms increasingly looking overseas to ramp up sales,  one would think that India  — a democracy in Asia with one of that largest militaries in the world in desperate need of modernization — … Continue Reading

India’s Election—A New Skipper Enters the Pitch

On Friday, May 16, 2014, Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi won the India election for Prime Minister in a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP).  Modi has been swept into a vast, grand and complex political stadium that is India—the world’s largest democracy.  Over 800 million voters—150 million of whom voted for the first … Continue Reading
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