Navigating India was recently released in Delhi by Sh Piyush Goyal, in presence of an eminent gathering including Heads Of Mission of Japan, USA, Finland and Belgium; Sh Vinod Rai (Chairman, Banks Board, Ex CAG), Dr SY Quraishi (former Chief Election Commissioner), Mr Bill Spindle (South Asia Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal), Mr Deepak Bagla (CEO, Invest India), Dr Singh (SG, FICCI) and Ambassador Jayant Prasad (DG, IDSA) to name a few.
About Navigating India (author's quote): India has the potential to generate an additional $18 Trillion of GDP within the lifetime of its young and growing work force. At the macro level, we are embracing reform and technology, to move firmly in this direction. At micro level, organisations and individuals will be both, generators and beneficiaries of this phenomenal growth. Navigating India is a worm's eye view as well as a bird's eye view of this journey and how you can be a part of this.This growth has the potential to transform the lives of over a billion Indians, as inclusive growth holds the promise of lifting India's indicators across social and socio-economic indices.
Pursuant to the Book Release, there has been tremendous response at Book discussions, including a talk by the author at the venerable Delhi Gymkhana Book Club.
The New Zealand High Commission hosted a Book discussion, among the author (Bharat) with Dr Shashi Tharoor, MP and Mr Gurcharan Das, commentator and author, which was well received by the eminent audience.
A panel discussing Navigating India, including Sh Jay Panda, MP, Mr. Shakti Sinha (Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library) and Mr. Bill Spindle, (South Asia Bureau Chief of Wall Street Journal) was organised by the India International Centre.
Bharat also discusses the book with Mr Sanjeev Sanyal (Principal Economic Advisor, Gov of India) and Mr Swaminathan Aiyar (noted columnist and commentator).
The following media links on the book would also provide further perspective: http://www.dnaindia.com/business/interview-understanding-the-indian-paradox-2513026 http://www.thestatesman.com/books-education/navigating-economy-1501116522.html http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-the-promise-of-india-2-to-20-2506352 http://www.dailyo.in/business/india-vs-china-economy-gdp-liberalisation-modi-doklam-gdp/story/1/18482.html https://www.google.co.in/amp/wap.business-standard.com/article-amp/news-ians/harnessing-the-potential-of-india-s-rapidly-expanding-workforce-to-boost-economy-117080700445_1.html http://businessworld.in/article/-We-Must-Move-Away-From-This-Unhealthy-Obsession-Over-Degrees-/02-09-2017-125067/
Ambassador Hiramatsu’s Opening Remarks at the Launch of Mr. Bharat Joshi’s First Book Navigating India – $18 Trillion Opportunity at India International Centre, Lodhi Estate
Mr. Bharat Joshi, Director of Joshi Konoike Transport and Infrastructure, Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy, and Mines,
Ladies and gentlemen, I am truly honoured to address the distinguished guests who have gathered here to witness the launch of Navigating India – $18 trillion opportunity by Mr. Bharat Joshi.
First and foremost, let me congratulate Bharat on his yet another achievement of authoring a book for the first time. As an opening speaker, I am obliged to provide due introduction of him to all of you.
Bharat has navigated in person numerous foreign investors to make inroads into the Indian market. His contribution as Director of ACTL was instrumental in establishing a joint venture with a Japanese logistics major, Konoike Transport, fetching at least INR 100 crore million (1 billion) investment. Navigating India is a true embodiment of the assistance he has rendered. Future readers are fortunate to obtain hard-earn insights thanks to his gracious will to serve the public.
Bharat is an aspirant business leader, shedding the adjective “young” despite his age, who demonstrates the hallmark of a full-fledged business leader: i) intelligence to realize potentials; ii) perseverance to await opportunities; iii) discipline and courtesy that win trust; iv) empirical knowledge that inform sound decisions, v) strong will for execution. We also know that Bharat exercises leadership and a spirit of mutual help. This May, he led promising Indian business delegates to Japan on our governmental visitation programme, JENESYS. Bharat and his company nurtured personal relations with executives of the Government and corporations and discovered keen stakeholders and seeking business expansion.
The new enterprise Joshi Konoike Transport and Infrastructure demonstrates a milestone achievement not only for Bharat’s career but for Indian businessmen and foreign investors including those from Japan. If I may bore you with some figures, Japanese investment into India has progressed on a steep incline, registering a dramatic expansion from $2.08 billion in 2014 to $4.7 billion, or 180% growth in merely 2 years. Japan registers as the third biggest investor after two countries with sizable Indian diaspora. Mind you, however, that, according to Bharat, India’s market potential is the inexhaustible $18 trillion.
Navigating India is a down-to-earth guide, drawing on Bharat and his comrades’ both insider and international perspectives of penetrating the complex economy of India. As Ambassador of Japan, eavesdropping both passion and murmurs of corporate leaders, I am cognizant of grim realities that occasionally make internationals waver before taking the first stride into India. In that sense, it gives me joy to have this book published at a critically important period for India. Bharat could not have chosen a more opportune timing to decipher the complexities of the Indian market. I sincerely wish that the book serves its intended purposes of igniting the smouldering interests of the Japanese investors and beyond and winning the minds of foreign investors to growing India together.
Ladies and gentlemen, please give a big round of applause to Mr. Bharat Joshi.