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Assessing the impact of BASEL III on the Indian banking sector

The global financial crisis of 2008 found its roots in sustained under-estimation of risk, coupled
with deteriorating levels of equity capital. Based on the lessons drawn from this crisis, the Basel
Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has drafted the BASEL III regulatory framework. The
BASEL III framework is focused on a sustained increase in capital, particularly equity capital, to
absorb the potential impact of market, credit and operational risks. The framework also