Karthik Nachiappan

Karthik Nachiappan

Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore

Karthik Nachiappan is a research fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on India’s approach toward multilateral institutions and global governance with emphasis on issues like artificial intelligence, data management and privacy, climate change and global health. He was previously an adviser to UNDP China’s South-South Cooperation programme where he liaised with the Chinese government and civil society organisations regarding China’s contributions to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals agenda. He is also the author of Does India Negotiate? (2019) and the founding editor of Lekh, an online review of books on South Asia.

People walk along a street near a closed market in Srinagar, India, on 17 June 2022. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP)

From US to India: China's shifting tech investments shows overriding influence of politics

Over the past several years, Chinese private firms have ferociously invested in India’s tech start-ups. Initially welcomed, China’s diversion of interest from erstwhile US investment has been viewed with some measure of suspicion since the Galwan Valley conflict. Are we living in a world where investment patterns are determined by statecraft? ISAS academic Karthik Nachiappan examines the issue.