Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicFree trade

Topic: Free trade

Heard of famine wages? How British rulers’ thrift policies shaped Indian capitalism

The British govt’s management of famines saw mass deaths, underpaid work in relief camps and caste preferences.

Free trade is passé. US, Russia just made trade all about friends and foes

Is India a friend or a foe for the US? Is being antagonistic to China and Russia necessary? Compulsions of an interdependent world are making ‘foes’ into friends.

Australia makes fresh push for free trade deal, sends former PM Abbott to talk to Modi govt

Australia is planning to begin negotiations for the long-pending trade pact with India even as sticky issues concerning tariff reduction in agriculture goods remain.

India, EU put focus back on FTA, vow closer security ties under Indo-Pacific

During the virtual India-EU annual summit, Brussels and New Delhi also launch agreements on human rights and connectivity.

Kashmiris want social, economic, political changes, says EU envoy after visit

EU Ambassador to India Ugo Astuto says 27-nation bloc has taken note of developments in J&K, and is ready to discuss a standalone investment pact with New Delhi.

India must become an industrial power to be a global strategic power — US trade body chief

In an interview to ThePrint, USIBC chief Nisha Biswal says it's important for India and US to focus on deepening economic partnership and strengthening strategic gains made under Trump.

India’s RCEP exit & lure of protectionism versus creative destruction of capitalism

In episode 625 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta talks about what RCEP is and why India chose to stay out of it.

Modi rightly didn’t join RCEP a year ago. SE Asian states are unlikely to benefit much

Joining a China-led trade arrangement because the US is unwilling to provide an alternative is a strategic equivalent of cutting your nose to spite your face.

Why this is no time for India to turn away from trade

The global trading order has been disrupted by Covid. New supply chains are being explored & new connections are being made. India simply can’t afford to turn its back on trade.

Why Modi govt’s FTA policy for India must turn to ‘natural allies’ US, UK and Europe now

Share of Indian export to Asian countries has dropped in the past decade despite forging major free trade alliances but it has gone up in traditional markets like US and Europe.

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The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand is here but the age-old debate on LCH ownership remains unsettled

Since close air support is lower on air forces’ pegging order of operational tasks, armies have wrested ownership of combat helicopters to support troops.
File photo of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributing rice to PMGKAY beneficiaries at a PDS centre | ANI

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.