India’s renewable energy sector: challenging the hype

India’s renewable energy sector: challenging the hype

India has been extremely successful in attracting investment into its domestic renewable energy sector, with efforts underpinned by strong government support. That said, concerns over tariff feasibility, grid bottlenecks and the leadership’s lingering commitment to coal-fired power are underappreciated risks that have the potential to dampen investor sentiment and temper the country’s renewable expansion.

The INSTC, transregional connectivity and geopolitics

The INSTC, transregional connectivity and geopolitics

The multi-modal International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) has the potential to boost Eurasian trade connectivity by linking Russia to the warm waters of the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. Only 160 km of track remains to be laid in Iran’s northwest for Mumbai to be connected to the Baltic Sea. However, geopolitical barriers and the fragile political commitment of member states risk putting the network into a state of arrested development and have raised questions about the project’s economic viability. Meanwhile, Russia is strengthening its access to diversified regional transit corridors in West Asia.

India-Pakistan Tensions

India-Pakistan Tensions

Following last week’s tensions between India and Pakistan, Castlereagh Associates has interviewed an expert on South Asia, Arjun Chawla.