Author: Vaishali Basu Sharma

Global money laundering and the Chinese connection

Globally an increasing number of complex money laundering operations, that allow criminals to transfer large amounts of illegal cash are exposed to have a Chinese connection. As China’s economy becomes more globally connected, money...

Why are we Touting Tesla?

There is a lot of excitement over PM Narendra Modi-led government’s aspirational goal of selling only electric vehicles by 2030. There is little doubt that the future of cars is electric – and for...

India Emerges as the Vaccine Powerhouse

With the world’s biggest inoculation drives against COVID-19, manufacturing about 60% of vaccines globally and shipping millions of free doses to friendly neighbours in the region, in what is being described as “vaccine diplomacy”,...

Nepal: Easy target for Chinese Money Launderers

Despite the coronavirus pandemic imposing lockdowns, India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)’s seizures of smuggled foreign-origin gold in the country increased by around 13 per cent in value in 2019-20. Smugglers are now increasingly relying on...

Snuffing out Baloch Activists

“The Danger to my life was increasing daily” Pakistan’s dirty war against its own people continues unabated. This time the target of its indiscriminate eradication of Baloch activists was prominent student leader Karima Mehrab...