Bahrain, India relations focus at discussion
Manama, October 25, 2011
Members and guests of the Capital Club recently participated in an exclusive interactive session on ‘India and the Gulf – Bridging the Gulf’ with Dr Sanjaya Baru, consulting senior fellow for Geo-Economics and Strategy Expertise: South Asia, Economics.
Moderated by Abdulnabi Al Sho’ala, chairman of the Bahrain India Society, the discussion focused on further solidifying the long standing bilateral relations between India and Bahrain, a statement from Bahrain’s premier private business club said.
Being one of India’s most respected and influential commentators on political and economic issues, Dr Baru highlighted the past, present and the future significance of India-GCC bilateral trade. In addition, he mentioned that the GCC is India’s second largest trading partner, after the US.
Dr Baru was the official spokesman and media advisor to the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2008. Prior to his official appointment, he was the chief editor of The Financial Express. He has worked as the associate editor of The Economic Times and The Times of India, taught as a professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations in New Delhi, and has also been a member of India's National Security Advisory Board in the Prime Minister's office, the statement said.
He authored Strategic Consequences of India's Economic Performance, which was launched in the UK at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) Asia in April 2007, and The Political Economy of Indian Sugar (1990). In addition, he has published several books on economic and strategic policies in India and abroad.
The Capital Club organises such events as part of its series of programs that promote professional development and support society, women, cultural heritage and local and international art.
It regularly hosts social and business gatherings to facilitate networking among members and to foster an environment of learning from some of the world’s most respected leaders. The club offers international privileges through affiliation with more than 250 private clubs worldwide, it said. – TradeArabia News Service