The historic links between India and the U.K. reflect a chequered history. The journey to independence from the English crown left a nation that struggled to reach its economic goals from the 1960s to the 90s. Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sudhir Choudhrie was born in India and has worked in the U.K. and the U.S. He has explored the links between the three actions where his business career is based.
Both the U.K. and India have struggled with periods of financial instability since India’s independence was achieved in 1947. Sudhir Choudhrie looks at the list of India’s Prime Ministers and sees reasons to respect them all. Choudhrie’s understanding of India’s independence is driven by his growing up in the early years of freedom from the British Empire. The independent period in India can be divided into two periods for Choudhrie. The first began with partition and the leadership of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Prime Minister Nehru is credited with laying the foundations for the Indian civil service.
Sudhir Choudhrie explains the second period of Indian independence began in the 1990s with the foreign exchange crisis. The crisis and devaluation of India’s currency led to the technological revolution sweeping India. Choudhrie explains the close links between India and the U.K. will be a positive in the post-Brexit landscape. The loss of European trade is opening new doors for U.K. business leaders, with Indian entrepreneurs targeting British imports and exports. Sudhir Choudhrie believes the spirit of innovation running through India’s economy is pushing the nation to become one of the leaders in international business.