Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the “Make in India” programme on September 7, 2019. Photo: AP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the “Make in India” programme on September 7, 2019. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the “Make in India” programme on September 7, 2019. Photo: AP
Rupakjyoti Borah
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Eye on Asia by Rupakjyoti Borah

If India wants to challenge China as a global manufacturing hub, it will have to move quickly

  • India has many hurdles to overcome, from reskilling workers and ensuring power supply stability, to adding deep seaports and tax breaks. Critically, given stiff competition, speed is key if India is to capitalise on the supply chains moving out of China

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the “Make in India” programme on September 7, 2019. Photo: AP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the “Make in India” programme on September 7, 2019. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the “Make in India” programme on September 7, 2019. Photo: AP
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Rupakjyoti Borah

Rupakjyoti Borah

Dr Rupakjyoti Borah is a senior research fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, Tokyo. His forthcoming book is The Strategic Relations between India, the United States and Japan in the Indo-Pacific: When Three is Not a Crowd. He has also authored two other books. He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Japan, and the Australian National University. Twitter @rupakj