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Every Man’s War

by Véronique Queffélec on juillet 26, 2013


Every Man’s War
Raghu Raman
This book will change the way you think about security and terrorism.

Thanks dear Captain  for reminding us than safety is everyone’s business. That is true not only in India but also throughout the world. Your vision is contributing to achieving national cohesion based on common values; the pride to being part of the same nation having the same struggle.

You have set ambitious objectives to encourage behaviours that will become second nature, to guard against possible security threats. Security is a new challenge, matter of shared responsibilities and maintaining a cohesive national identity.

You triple additional experience is a real genuine asset for the country, offering complementary points of view required for having a strategic vision, a geo strategic one and efficient for a real security in India and in the World.

I hope this book ‘ll become a reference. I’ll ask for a translation in French and Spanish. Congratulations for this fantastic work dear Captain Raman. India must be proud to have people like you.

You could log on to Flipkart or Amazon to order your copy today.

India and S&P

by Véronique Queffélec on avril 25, 2012


Global credit rating agency, S and P’s downward revision of India’s economic outlook cannot be said to be surprising. But at the same time this need not be taken too seriously. Interestingly enough, the S and P statement was almost a reiteration of the observations made by Professor Kaushik Basu, chief economic adviser, earlier while addressing a Washington think thank.
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Formula 1 and profitable advertising in India

by Véronique Queffélec on novembre 2, 2011


Congratulations Dear Vijay Mallya for your tenacity for obtaining the Formula 1 price in India. It was great to have in the same time Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and the cherry on the cake Lady Gaga in Delhi. Anyway Formula 1 is for some happy few. Only cricket has a real value In India. For advertising It’s much more profitable to invest in Sachin Tendulkar’s team. European brands need to keep it in mind.

Sri Lanka, Pivot of Asia

by Véronique Queffélec on janvier 1, 2011


“Sri Lanka has everything it takes to be the wonder of Asia. » Friday December 17th 2010. Mahinda Rajapakse, the president of Sri Lanka, must savour these words pronounced by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, general director of the World Bank, who recognises ipso facto the emergence of that country as one of the most rapidly developing economies. This undoubtedly is the opening up to the world of the island after a 30-year civil war between the separatist Tigers liberation movement of the Tamil Eel am (LTTE) and the central power at Colombo (which left between 80,000 and 100,000 victims). Ending in May of 2009, this civil war leaves consequences throughout. Yet the growth estimates of Sri Lanka and its geostrategic position make it a country that cannot be ignored.
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Why the profitability of Indian Telco companies is too strong?

by Véronique Queffélec on novembre 19, 2010


This article has been written by Véronique Queffélec and Bertrand Chokrane.

In India the power of conglomerates allows vertical integration of the entire value chain. Operator to the distributor, through relays and telco loops.
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Is the IMF’s GDP growth forecast of 5.1% for India in 2009 too grim?

by Véronique Queffélec on février 1, 2009


BusinessWorld (Indian magazine)  06 Feb 2009

Is the IMF’s GDP growth forecast of 5.1 per cent for India in 2009 too grim?

Quick Take

It’s not a secret that like others, the highly indian economy is now facing harder times affected by the deteriorating outlook for some of its main trading partners. By its Stock Exchange sliding all year, by Satyam’s scandal. As it’s global credit running dry. Even Tata Motors, one of India’s biggest companies, has been struggling to keep its hands on equity. India’s economy is slowing and confidence is weak. Previously soaring foreign investment in India is expected to decrease and much more since last blasts. Nobody yet knows how serious the slowdown will be.
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Lobbying in India

by Véronique Queffélec on octobre 31, 2008


Ci-dessous, un interview que j’ai donné pour le magazine indien The Tribune of Punjab à propos du lobbying en Inde.

What do the French think about doing business in India?

Indian culture and spirituality have always fascinated the French. But they are just beginning to discover the potentials of the Indian market. They have misgivings and are often concerned about the complexity and the number of decision-making actors; the difficulty and delays of the administrative procedures, the high import taxes as well as the differences in the notion of time. They have many questions concerning the cast system, human rights and even women’s rights. The French have an idea of India that doesn’t necessarily match Indian reality. They love India but don’t really know it*, they don’t know how to tackle it. That’s where lobbying can be useful.
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