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Aman Thakker

Aman Thakker

Aman Thakker is a contributor for The Diplomat.

Aman Thakker is a contributor for The Diplomat, providing analysis on domestic politics, law, regulatory policy, and economics in India. He is also a Research Associate at the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at Center for Strategic and International Studies. In addition to writing for The Diplomat, Aman publishes a weekly newsletter, Indialogue, which tracks major developments across India. Follow Aman on Twitter or on his website.

Posts by Aman Thakker
February 19, 2020

A Free and Open Indo-Pacific Needs a Free and Open India

By Aman Thakker
India's ability to contribute to a "free and open" Indo-Pacific will require a course correction at home first.

October 15, 2019

Modi and Xi in Mamallapuram: A New Agenda?

By Aman Thakker
Can the 'Chennai Connect' succeed the 'Wuhan Spirit'?
September 12, 2019

With India’s Economy Facing a Slowdown, What Tools Does the Modi Government Have?

By Aman Thakker
India’s economy is running into headwinds.

June 03, 2019

US-India Ties Under Modi 2.0: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

By Aman Thakker
The relationship between the United States and India will broadly remain strong, but challenges remain.

May 01, 2019

5 Big Ideas for the Indian Foreign Ministry’s New Indo-Pacific Desk

By Aman Thakker
A new “Indo-Pacific” desk at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs presents opportunities.

April 11, 2019

In India’s Elections, Voters Will Choose Between Guns and Butter

By Aman Thakker
India’s election sees the two major national parties adopting drastically different pitches to the electorate.
March 06, 2019

The US GSP Decision: Risks to US-India Relations and Upsides for China

By Aman Thakker
Trade tensions between the United States and India have risen to a new level.

January 30, 2019

Don't Write Off India's Pre-Election Budget Session Just Yet

By Aman Thakker
The upcoming Indian budget session may yet see major movement on legislation. Don't count it out.

November 01, 2018

India Rises in Ease of Doing Business Rankings, But Reforms Still Pending

By Aman Thakker
India continues to lag in several factors, underscoring the need for further reforms.

August 30, 2018

India Should Allow More Than 50 Percent Foreign Investment in Defense

By Aman Thakker
It's long past time for New Delhi to allow for great foreign ownership of defense sector firms.

August 23, 2018

Missed Opportunities for Progress on India’s Ports Bill

By Aman Thakker
This reform will be critical, given India's port inefficiencies.
August 01, 2018

As India’s Rafale Controversy Rages, Reforms on Defense Acquisitions Needed

By Aman Thakker
The political discourse surrounding the deal underscores a need for India to rethink its defense acquisition processes.

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