Manuel Vermeer

  • India - World Power without Pretensions?
  • Literature

With 1.4 billion inhabitants, the world’s largest democracy is seen as a counterweight to China. Is India capable of this, can it and does it want to become a world power? What is India’s view of the geopolitical situation, what are Prime Minister Modi’s goals? Do social problems prevail or do we underestimate India’s rise?
An attempt at a classification.

Dr. Manuel Vermeer studied modern and classical sinology in Heidelberg and Shanghai; he has published specialized books on China and India as well as numerous articles and interviews. For more than 25 years he has been supporting European companies in Asia, e.g. in strategy, negotiations and communication issues. He advises companies from the DAX, MDAX and TecDAX as well as politicians and numerous economic institutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Vermeer has taught at the East Asia Institute of the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences, the University of St. Gallen, and VIT University (Vellore Institute of Technology, India), among others; he is Senior Advisor Asia at Mannheim Business School.

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