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A year-and-half ago when I came to India as Canada's High Commissioner, I knew I was going to a country which shares many of Canada's values such as democracy, rule of law, and a commitment to inclusive development.
After spending 19 months in this country and meeting hundreds of people, I see India as a land on the threshold of thousands of mini-social and economic revolutions - from education to entrepreneurship; from infrastructure to innovation, from research to reforms. Its billion plus people are waiting to tap the opportunities presented by its rapidly expanding economic growth and its increasing geo-political importance.
There are immense opportunities for countries like my own to partner with this young and dynamic country. Canada and India share a solid and broad trade relationship. From agriculture to infrastructure,...Read more...
More about Stewart Beck
Stewart Beck is Canada's High Commissioner to India.
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Take a tour of the newspaper archives of the month of May every year and when it comes to National Capital Region (NCR) news, there is a clear pattern.