Author: Dr AK Agarwal
Published: 2016
Language: English
No of pages: 256
INDIAN INDUSTRIALISATION TRAJECTORY REDEFINED
About Book

In a changing world, it is imperative today to develop deep-rooted strategic engagement of nations for mutual benefit, pence and prosperity. This is exactly the policy that Modi government is pursuing. In the contest of how India should engage with the world, Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, said, “the culture of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet”.

India is equipped with big bunk (if factors in its favour – intellectual power, research bent of mind, age-old entrepreneur, ship, vibrant and deep-rooted democracy, rich culture and heritage, high degree of religious tolerance, peace loving citizens, internationally recognised legal/ accounting systems, rich natural resources, self-reliant agriculture and many more. From this, it is quite evident that India just cannot be ignored in the world scenario, not only in terms of its area and population, but also in terms of its economic prowess. On the state of the global economy, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF, has this to say, “Among emerging economies, if there is any growth that is in India. India is among the few bright spots in the global economy.”

It is a well proven fact that lace-to-face interaction is by far the most result-oriented option than exchanging official mail via electronic and other media. American writer, Felicia Hay, was not off the mark when she said, “Social media is an amazing tool, but it’s really the face-to-face interaction that makes a long-term impact”. The storm created by Prime Minister Modi by forging long-term strategic relationship with the world leaders, during his visits to diverse part of the globe, is bound to have positive consequences and this redefined trajectory is set to enter a new orbit.

Narendra Modi government has provided the right vision, ensuring stability in policies and robust direction. Now it is a challenge and responsibility of all the citizens of India to develop the flexibility to achieve optimal results. The ups and downs arc bound to come, hut these would need to be overcome. A classic example of this is a flock of birds flying in exact formation. The birds dynamically change their course here and there, but they still manage to maintain the trajectory by error-free teamwork to reach their destination.

Technology has made the world smaller and hence the right engagement is perhaps single most characteristic which defines the country in a winner’s seat. Eduardo Paes, the Brazilian author, states, “Globalisation has produced a new level of interdependence among us. Economic integration is the first strong evidence of a new era.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr AK Agarwal is a technocrat with over 30 years of experience in augmenting the growth in hi-tech companies and in spearheading successful global business alliances. He has developed deep insights in innovating resilient leadership. He has travelled to diverse parts of the globe, extensively interacted with the international business community and intelligently carved out a niche in technology management and innovation, within the conceptual framework of flexibility. Dr Agarwal is a perfect blend of philanthropist, industrialist and academician. He has a representation in various professional bodies – at national and international levels.

Preface

“Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.”

Michael Porter, Professor, Harvard Business School

Today, globalisation is opening many doors for countries, irrespective of whether these are emerging countries or developed ones. According to Eduardo Paes, a Brazilian author, “Globalisation has produced a new level of interdependence among us. Economic integration is the first strong evidence of a new era.”

India is equipped with big bank of factors in its favour — intellectual power, research bent of mind, vibrant and deep-rooted democracy, rich culture and heritage, high degree of religious tolerance, peace loving and patriotic population, internationally recognised legal/ accounting systems, rich natural resources, self-reliant agriculture and many more. From this, it is quite evident that India just cannot be ignored in the world scenario, not only in terms of its area and population, but also in terms of its economic prowess. On the state of the global economy, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF, has this to say, “Among emerging economies, if there is any growth that is in India. India is among the few bright spots in the global economy.”

Add to this the intellectual resource ‘drained’ out of India that fuels the industries and technologies of the developed world today and there is no doubt that India remains the promised fertile land of opportunities that are yet to be encashed. India is now notching up to assert itself on the world stage and the storm created by Prime Minister Modi by forging long-term strategic relationship with the leaders of the world, during his foreign visits, is bound to have positive consequences.

It is a well proven fact that face-to-face interaction is by far the most result-oriented option, than exchanging official mail via electronic and other media. American writer, Felicia Day was not off the mark when she said, “Social media is an amazing tool, but it’s really the face-to-face interaction that makes a long-term impact.”

India has been a key contributor to Paris agreement on climate change because of healthy relationships created with most of the countries in the world, as a reflection of strategic visits by PM Modi. The outcome was visible in Paris Summit for Climate Change Agreement. India’s voice was not only heard and welcomed, but was also included to a large extent. Climate change convention in Paris throws up a different challenge as well as opportunities to the industries in India, as well as to climate change scientists.

The international wave generated by Modi has not only brought India into the world’s notice, but has also given a new roadmap to the country’s industrialisation. The world’s attention is getting focussed on India and is goading the country to build its infrastructure to meet the new demands. This initiative has certainly woken up India from its sloth.

Programmes that have far-reaching effects are already making waves, such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Start up India’, ‘Digital India’, and others. This has all the makings of giving India self-reliance.

From time immemorial, India and Korea enjoyed a deep-rooted relationship in the fields of culture, history, trade, industry and diplomacy. While India is bigger in size, population and, more importantly, cultural diversity, Korea is much advanced in industrial development. The model of industrialisation followed by Korea can be a good benchmark to implement, particularly in India where, like in Korea, spiritualism is more valued than materialism. In addition, combination of large conglomerates called Chaebols and strong bank of SMEs have been the backbone of growth in the Korean economy. There are thus huge opportunities for cooperation between the two countries if India effectively utilises Korean firms as partners in its process of industrialisation. Strong and competitive SMEs would promise economic prosperity in the largest democracy on the planet. This is important for true globalisation and world peace.

The book authored by Dr. AK Agarwal, who has also written a previous bestseller Management by Walking, is a brilliant take on the trajectory being redefined in the industrial sector in the wake of Modi’s foreign initiatives. Written in simple language, the book makes for stimulating reading for all. The book presents deep insights of the future shaping of industrialisation in India, which makes it a remarkable tool for business leaders across the globe to sharpen their strategies, while doing business in this great country – India.

In the concluding chapter, On the Home Turf – The Road Ahead, the author presents the improvements that are needed in India to make Modi’s initiatives a success. More so, since these initiatives have made India a global magnet that is attracting a host of developed and developing countries. It is time that collectively all citizens of India understand the new ground realities without losing any more time.

It is pertinent to put forth here the arguments of Henry Ford, Founder of the Ford Motor Company, who says, “If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”

Prof. Choelsoon Park
Professor, Seoul National University, Korea, Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Sinhan Bank, Korea,
Member, Editorial Board, Long Range Planning (Elsevier) & Faculty, London Business School, UK

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

“The book should be read by all business leaders all over the world. This unfolds relevant roadmap regarding industrialisation in India.”

Prof K Ramamurthy Naidu, Chancellor, Vignan University


“This book covers the remarkable foreign policy agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and how he puts India in its right place as a leading political and economic world power.”

Bernhard Steinruecke, Director General, Inch-German Chamber of Commerce, India


“The book is a robust gift for anyone who loves India and keen to do industrial activity in this beautiful country.”

Zbigniew Magdziarz, Counsellor & Head of Trade and Investment Promotion Section, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, New Delhi, India

“The book is ideal reading for global business leaders having interest in the world’s largest democracy i.e. India.”

Anna Bengelsdorff-Lindstedt, Chairman, Suomen Vaimennin Oy, Finland


“The book is written at right time….surely useful for industry leaders.”

Sunil Kanoria, President ASSOCHAM


“Rarity and originality is amply visible. Content is rich. Interesting!”

Seungyung Roh, CEO, Korea Express Air, Korea


“I have come across first time this kind of book on Indian Industrialisation and I found very useful to understand the complex evolving Indian reality which is vibrant and resilient.”

Silvano Brandi, Former CEO, GE- Signaling (Europe)


“The book is well written and is being released at the relevant time.”

Nalin Jain, President & CEO, GE Transportation and Aviation, South Asia


“The book strongly unveils present Indian leadership’s emphasis that sustainable growth of Indian economy requires rapid industrialisation through FDI and internal funding. It will encourage all investors.”

Dong Seok Choi, Regional Chief Director General for South Asia, KOTRA (Embassy of the Republic of Korea), New Delhi


“Rich and remarkably written book.”

Prof Sushil, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

NEWSPAPER RELEASE

Business Standard

Transparency, good governance back in Sanchar Bhawan: Prasad

Press Trust of India | New Delhi January 13, 2016 Last Updated at 21:22 IST

Sanchar Bhawan, which houses the telecom ministry, was “known for all the wrong reasons, but now there is transparency and good governance”, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.
He claimed that governance has improved after the Modi government took over.
“The Prime Minister has undertaken about 23-24 foreign tours… Through these visits, the Prime Minister wants to convey that India is a country whose voice must be heard at the world stage. India is an important power of the world,” Prasad said during a book launch here.
The book by A K Agarwal titled ‘Indian Industrialisation -Trajectory Redefined’ analyses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s global reach.
On initiatives taken by the government, Prasad said India has received the highest FDI in telecom and programmes such as Digital India, Make in India and Skill India are all in sync.
Talking about the financial health of the state-owned BSNL, the minister said between 2004 when the NDA government left power and 2014 when it was voted back to power, BSNL slipped from a profit of Rs 10,000 crore to a loss of Rs 8,000 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said the achievement of the government in the last 18 months is faith has been restored in governance and the political system under Modi’s leadership.


THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS

Start up India, Make In India schemes’ success an outcome of PM Narendra Modi’s global tours: Mridula Sinha

Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha on Saturday said that the success of Make In India and Start Up India lies in the long-term impact and sensation created by the Prime Minister during his foreign tours over the past year.
By: Surbhi Singh | New Delhi | January 17, 2016 12:09 AM

Lauding the outcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategic global visits, Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha on Saturday said that the success of Startup.
Sinha said this during the promotion of the book ‘Indian Industrialisation: Trajectory Redefined’ authored by technocrat Dr A K Agarwal.

“India is known for it’s hospitality and sense of brotherhood and this message has been made alive by Narendra Modi. We witness the success of PM Modi’s global tours through the mammoth crowds that assemble to greet him on all of his visits.” said, Sinha.

During the event at the ITPO International Business lounge, Pragati Maidan, the National Book Trust Chairman, Baldeo Bhai Sharma stressed on the importance books play on inspiring individuals and transforming lives. Refuting claims, that books are well past their shelf life, he said that technology cannot erode their importance.

Dr A K Agarwal said, “In this changing world, it is imperative today to develop deep-rooted strategic engagement of nations for mutual benefit, peace and prosperity. This is exactly the policy that Modi government is pursuing.”

‘Indian Industralisation’ is an analytical book on Modi’s visits and discusses the probable outcome of his strategic tours to diverse parts of the globe.
The book was officially launched on January 13 by Union Minister Ravi Shankar.


THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS

Transparency, good governance back in telecom ministry: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Sanchar Bhawan, which houses the telecom ministry, was “known for all the wrong reasons, but now there is transparency and good governance”, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.

By: Surbhi Singh | New Delhi | January 14, 2016 8:14 PM

Sanchar Bhawan, which houses the telecom ministry, was “known for all the wrong reasons, but now there is transparency and good governance”, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.

He claimed that governance has improved after the Modi government took over must be heard at the world stage. India is an important power of the world,” Prasad said during a book launch here.

Lauding the outcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategic foreign visits Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mahesh Sharma and others launched the book ‘Indian Industrialisation – Trajectory Redefined’: Outcome of Prime Minister Modi’s strategic visits to diverse parts of the globe, authored by a technocrat, Dr A K Agarwal.

On initiatives taken by the government, Prasad said India has received the highest FDI in telecom and programmes such as Digital India, Make in India and Skill India are all in sync.

Talking about the financial health of the state-owned BSNL, the minister said between 2004 when the NDA government left power and 2014 when it was voted back to power, BSNL slipped from a profit of Rs 10,000 crore to a loss of Rs 8,000 crore.

“I asked BSNL to shape up and this year, the company has reported an operating profit,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said the achievement of the government in the last 18 months is faith has been restored in
Governance and the political system under Modi’s leadership.


The Economic Times

Transparency, good governance back in Sanchar Bhawan: Ravi Shankar Prasad
By PTI | 13 Jan, 2016, 10.44PM IST

NEW DELHI: Sanchar Bhawan, which houses the telecom ministry, was “known for all the wrong reasons, but now there is transparency and good governance”, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

He claimed that governance has improved after the Modi government took over.

“The Prime Minister has undertaken about 23-24 foreign tours… through these visits, the Prime Minister wants to convey that India is a country whose voice must be heard at the world stage. India is an important power of the world,” Prasad said during a book launch here.

The book by A K Agarwal titled ‘Indian Industrialisation – Trajectory Redefined’ analyses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s global reach.

On initiatives taken by the government, Prasad said India has received the highest FDI in telecom and programmes such as Digital India, Make in India and Skill India are all in sync.

Talking about the financial health of the state-owned BSNL, the minister said between 2004 when the NDA government left power and 2014 when it was voted back to power, BSNL slipped from a profit of Rs 10,000 crore to a loss of Rs 8,000 crore.

“I asked BSNL to shape up and this year, the company has reported an operating profit,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said the achievement of the government in the last 18 months is faith has been restored in governance and the political system under Modi’s leadership.


IBN Live

“I asked BSNL to shape up and this year, the Transparency, good governance back in Sanchar Bhawan: Prasad
Posted on: 09:31 PM IST Jan 1 3, 2016

New Delhi: Sanchar Bhawan, which houses the telecom ministry, was “known for all the wrong reasons, but now there is transparency and good governance”, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.
He claimed that governance has improved after the Modi government took over. “The Prime Minister Minister wants to convey – that India is a country whose voice must be heard at the world stage. India is an important power of the world,” Prasad said during a book launch.

Talking about the financial health of the state-owned BSNL, the minister said between 2004 when the NDA government left power and 2014 when it was voted back to power, BSNL slipped from a profit of Rs 10,000 crore to a loss of Rs 8,000 crore.
The book by A K Agarwal titled ‘Indian Industrialisation – Trajectory Redefined’ analyses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s global reach.
On initiatives taken by the government, Prasad said India has received the highest FDI in telecom and programmes such as Digital India, Make in India and Skill India are all in sync.
Talking about the financial health of the state-owned BSNL, the minister said between 2004 when the NDA government left power and 2014 when it was voted back to power, BSNL slipped from a profit of Rs 10,000 crore to a loss of Rs 8,000 crore.
“I asked BSNL to shape up and this year, the company has reported an operating profit,” he added. Speaking on the occasion, Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said the achievement of the government in the last 18 months is faith has been restored in governance and the political system under Modi’s leadership.

Speaking on the occasion, Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said the achievement of the government in the last 18 months is faith has been restored in governance and the political system under Modi’s leadership.


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Redefined, Written by Dr AK Agarwal, On PM MODI’S Strategic global tours. Today Union Ministers Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and Dr Mahesh Sharma and other dignitaries will launch the book.


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FOREWORD

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BOOK RELEASE

Book Release Function (L-R): Sh. Hemant Kumar, Member Mechanical, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India, Sh. Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, National Book Trust, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Dr. AK Agarwal, the author, Padma Vibhushan Smt. Sonal Mansingh, Master of Odissi dancing style, Mr. Guido Christ, Dy. Director General, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Sh. MD Nalapat, Vice-Chair, Manipal University’s Advanced Research Group

(L-R) Sh. Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman, National Book Trust, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Dr. AK Agarwal, the author

(L-R) Dr. Ram Kripal Sinha, Former Union Minister of State for Labour & Parliamentary Affairs, Agarwal, the author, Her Excellency Smt. Mridula Sinha, Hon’ble Governor of Goa

Book Presentation to Sh. Manohar Parrikar, former Hon’ble Union Minister of Defence & Chief Minister of Goa, by the author on March 10, 2016 at Ministry of Defence, South Block, New Delhi

Book Presentation to Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for for Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions; Minister of State for Dept. of Atomic Energy; & Dept. of Space by the author on March 22, 2016 at North Block, New Delhi

Book Presentation to Sh. A Surya Prakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharati

Book Presentation to Sh. Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak (Chief of RSS)

Book Presentation to Sh. Bhaiji Joshi, RSS, by the author

Book Presentation to Sh. T Suvarna Raju, Chairman, HAL by the author

Book Presentation to Sh. MK Razdan, Editor-in-Chief & Chief Executive Officer, Press Trust of India, by the author

Book presentation to Mr. Rocky Shi, General Manager International Business Trade, Canny Elevators, China by the author

Book presentation to Mr. Hyun-Hee Park, General Manager Sales Team 3, Daeyang Electric Co. Ltd. and Mr. JH Kim, Managing Director, JH & Company, Korea by the author

Book presentation to Mr. Goran Malbasic, Project Director, Mr. Yury Korotin, Relay Protection Products & Systems Expert, Integrator Services International, Russia and Mr. Olga Obraztsova, Director, Zeerion Consulting Pvt Ltd, New Delhi by the author

Book presentation to Mr. Ll Suiheng, Project Manager and Gallon Qi, Project Manager, Norinco New Energy Co., Ltd., China

Book presentation to Mr.Takashi Tagawa, Manager, Overseas Business Development Dept. Railway Systems Division, Toshiba, Japan

Book presentation to Mr. Tomohiko Uchida, Senior Manager, Overseas Business Development Dept. Railway Systems Division, Toshiba, Japan at Autometers Alliance Ltd. on March 1, 2016

REVIEW

LETTERS IN APPRECIATION OF THE BOOK:
INDIAN INDUSTRIALISATION – TRAJECTORY REDEFINED

Sh. Jagat Prakash Nadda
Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
“I appreciate…the initiative taken by you for bringing out such a book.”

Sh. T Suvarna Raju
Chairman,Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
“your hard work in putting the essence of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s visit to various countries across the globe…will be a good referral for readers…help them understand…rapid acceleration to the industrial growth in India.”

Prof. Ved Prakash
Chairman, University Grants Commission
“A cursory glance of the book promises to make it to be an interesting reading. This is going to be a useful addition to my library.”

HE Sh. Shriniwas Patil
Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim
“I found the book a ready reference vis-à-vis India’s rise in the global economic scenario with special focus on the initiatives on Modi Government in the economic front.”

HE Sh. Ram Naik
Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh
“It will be my pleasure to…keep (the book) as reference book in Raj Bhavan’s Library.”

HE Sh. PB Acharya
Hon’ble Governor of Assam & Nagaland
“…it is an excellently compiled compendium on our Prime Minister’s…profusely gainful trips to the different countries of the world.”

Dr. Najma Heptulla
Hon’ble Minister of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India
“I compliment you for your work highlighting the initiative of the Hon’ble Prime Minister….”

Smt. Anandiben Patel
Former Chief Minister of Gujarat
“I heartily congratulate you for seeing through (the) actions (of Prime Minister Modi) and put your positive interpretations in words for all to realize.”

Sh. Vivek Burman
Chairman, Dabur India Limited
“…a very well written book…gives a very educational insight into matters.”

Mr. Richard R Verma
Ambassador of the United States of America to India
“Your book captures well India’s growth globally.”

Mr. CHO Hyun
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India
“The numerous foreign visits of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi cover (his) remarkable foreign policy agenda. I congratulate you for this intellectual work….”

HE Dr. SC Jamir
Hon’ble Governor of Odisha
“(I) appreciate the endeavour and…hope that the book will serve its purpose.”

HE Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.)
Hon’ble Governor of Mizoram
“You are doing a great service disseminating the outcomes and achievements of Prime Minister Modi’s strategic visits to diverse parts of the globe….

Mr. Andres Barbe
Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to India
“…an excellent initiative….”

Mr. El Hadji Ibou BOYE
Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal to India
“I congratulate you on this exemplary effort and for the valuable contribution towards inspiring all countries in the quest for industrialisation.”

Mr. Syed Muazzem Ali
High Commissioner of People’s Republic of Bangladesh to India
“The book will surely serve as a valuable reference book to us.”

Mr. Yogesh J Karan
Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Govt. of Fiji
“I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your intellectual work…For a country like Fiji, this book amplifies the importance of industrialisation and soft power in a country’s development.”

Sh. Vaibhav Dange
Private Secy. to Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, Govt. of India
“(Your) efforts in assessing and projecting the outcome of the visits of our Prime Minister to different parts of globe is really commendable.”

Mr. Rospinda Uliani Saragih
Economic Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in India
“The publication is very informative and useful.”

Mr. Muhammad Azfar Abdullah
Second Secretary, High Commision of Malaysia in India
“The book…would be a great addition to our collection of reading materials on this great country.”

Dr. TV Somanathan
Joint Secy. to PM, Prime Minister’s Office, Govt. of India
“It is certainly a very interesting and comprehensive compilation.”