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Doing Business in India For Dummies® by Ranjini Manian

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Chapter 8. Dealing with the Powers That Be

In This Chapter

  • Understanding the Indian system of government

  • Coming to grips with the broad legal framework

  • Understanding the role of federations of industry in India

  • Navigating through the maze of red tape

One of the biggest challenges for a foreigner seeking to do business in India is figuring out the ropes of India’s government and dealing with its bureaucracy. India has a system that actually works rather well, although many aspects of it may seem unique and new to you.

Relationships with the appropriate government officials are very important, as is the knowledge of how to go about procuring information from the government. You also need to develop a basic knowledge of India’s legal framework and build your business connections through industrial relations. I cover all of these bases in this chapter, and provide you with insight on how to interact with the powers that be.

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