Published: July 17, 2015 - 18:48 Updated: July 17, 2015 - 19:08

One of the programmes dear to Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “Make in India”. He announced this programme in 2014 from the ramparts of Delhi’s Red Fort, exhorting countries and companies to make their products in India. To spread this message, he travelled to 19 countries in his first year as PM, requesting big corporations to come and make their goods in India. He promised that India had changed and there was greater ease of doing business then before. A Make in India website ( with a cross section of a lion powered by cogs and wheels was unveiled to invite people to invest in a “best in class infrastructure”.  The site provided details and information on the areas available for investment.  The Make in India programme meant giving incentive to skill development, innovation and many key issues that would transform India into a manufacturing—based economy.

How has this campaign fared? Has it just been optics, or has it actually contributed to changing the way India does business? Hardnews presents the perspectives of the Chief Executives from large foreign companies, Ambassadors and Tax experts, to understand  how they perceive this campaign. Our verdict—it’s a work in progress!


Luxury is here to Stay

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW group India, spoke with Hardnews about the ‘Make in India’ programme and the company’s future plans in India
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No Turbulence for Lockheed Martin

Phil Shaw is the chief executive of Lockheed Martin India, a US-based defence and aeronautics company that has had a presence here for more than 20 years. Edited excerpts
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Cues from the patent box

Hardnews spoke with Julian Christmas, a Taxation expert from UK to find out why the country is an attractive investment destination and whether cases like Vodafone can happen there 
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One of the programmes dear to Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “Make in India”.

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