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Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata explains what disruption means for India at the Nikkei Global Management Forum in Tokyo on Nov. 7. (Photo by Maho Obata)
Global Management Forum 2017

Ratan Tata isn't afraid of disruption in business or politics

Indian industrialist says Modi's reforms are for the 'long-term good'

SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writer | India

TOKYO -- India and Tata Group, one of the country's largest conglomerates, have both experienced dramatic upheavals of late. Ratan Tata, the conglomerate's former chairman, on Tuesday said he welcomes these changes, and that further disruptions will propel the nation to bigger and better things.

Tata, now the chairman of Tata Trusts, was speaking in Tokyo at the 19th Global Management Forum, organized by Nikkei Inc., IMD and Harvard Business School. The theme for the two-day event this year is "Creating opportunities from disruptive innovation."

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