Reports and White Papers

We produce informative reports and white papers on the state of UK India trade, how to increase it, and the areas of opportunity for UK companies in India.

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The transformation of India’s Higher Education (HE) sector, as articulated through the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, presents an exciting opportunity for innovative interventions from both domestic and international providers. Core to India’s HE reform, the NEP addresses some of the key challenges facing the sector including; access, formalisation of technical and vocational training (TVET) […]

The aerospace and defence sector in India is at an inflection point, given the modernisation and indigenisation programmes being undertaken by all the three services of one of the largest military forces in the world. The Ministry of Defence has formulated a comprehensive plan for modernisation of obsolete equipment through a long-term vision plan, a […]

Across the world, countries are trying to unlock the economic potential of data. Data accessibility, usability and availability will be key to doing so and, in this globalised world, enabling free flow of data across borders will be equally important. The UK and India are two such countries that have been trying to unlock this […]

In August 2020, the Department of Military Affairs in the Indian Ministry of Defence published a list of equipment which, in a phased manner, from 2020 onwards, cannot be imported into India. Part of the Government of India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat, or ‘Self-Reliant India’ response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the embargo’s purpose is to increase local […]

UK India Business Council, with our partners KPMG, have come together to produce this significant report on opportunities in the Indian Aerospace and Defence Industry. India has one of the largest defence industrial complexes in the developing world, yet the country continues to be overwhelmingly dependent on arms and equipment imports. This low level of […]

White Paper on Removing Barriers to Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management using Anaerobic Digestion in India India is the 5th largest economy in the world today with an ambition to become a USD 3 trillion economy (making it the 3rd largest economy in the world) by 2025. Accompanied by this ambitious target is the fact […]

In partnership with PwC and the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), the CBI is delighted to introduce the second edition of ‘Sterling assets India’ – a study on the impact of the UK’s foreign direct investment in India.

Swachh Bharat Mission

In this discussion paper, we celebrate how SBM has galvanised a nation around a single cause like never before – to “Clean India”. The campaign has made significant progress certifying open defecation-free villages, while raising hygiene awareness and standards. SBM has also chipped away at the prejudice against those who work in waste disposal and […]

Globally renowned British companies like BP, Vodafone, G4S, JCB, GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever together with many smaller companies are successfully creating jobs and contributing to the growth of the Indian economy. India remains a hugely attractive investment destination for British companies and several of them are now household names in India, doing business in the country […]

This analysis from PwC looks at India’s recent budget and provides a detailed analysis of implications with a particular focus on proposals related to tax.

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