In terms of overall orientation, this book has been so conceived and structured that it has followed a certain natural corollary and logical framework in comparing Indian economy with the Asian and the global economy in respect to the sectors wherein India is perceived to play a leadership role—both in the regional and the global context. Secondly, an attempt has also been made to identify areas, where, India, despite possessing a huge potential, could not so far convincingly demonstrate its competitive advantage to compete globally. Thirdly, competitive advantages in certain chosen fields, wherein India can excel and outperform its competitors are elaborated and highlighted with broad indication of the future strategy. Last, but not the least, the book has dealt with the various sectoral investment opportunities in India for achieving global competitiveness.
A.N. Sarkar :- obtained his Doctorate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wales. Dr Sarkar served the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and different Central Ministries of the Government of India in the capacities of Scientist, Commissioner and Adviser for 30 years. Subsequently, Dr Sarkar worked as a chair Professor NABARD and as a Professor University of Petroleum & Energy Studies. He served as convener and Member- Secretaries of several inter-Ministerial Committees of the Government of India in the sphere of fertilizers and agrochemicals, Socio-economic Development & Renewable energy; as also National Programme Coordinator for various internationally -sponsored projects and programmes on Sustainable Development. Dr Sarkar has so far authored 6 books and 100 research articles, published in reputed national and international journals. Dr Sarkar's main area of interest include Oil & Natural Gas, Energy. Power, Infrastructure, Banking, Petro-Chemical Industry and International Business.