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Narendra Modi delivers a speech on the opening day of the World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Modi started as a free trade champion but is ending up as a protectionist

With the economy’s sharp downturn & domestic industries under pressure, Modi’s government is strengthening trade barriers again.
Ashwani Mahajan

RSS affiliate claims Modi govt not keen on RCEP trade deal but civil servants pushing it

National co-convener of Swadeshi Jagran Manch Ashwani Mahajan tells ThePrint that from dairy sector to steel, chemical and automobile, no one wants RCEP.
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India’s road to RCEP laden with China-related obstacles

Pro-RSS groups and anti-BJP Communists don't want India to join RCEP. But can India afford to be excluded from the bloc that comprises important partners?
A shopper looks at sunglasses at a roadside stall in Mumbai, India.

India drawing up red lines before it can agree on RCEP trade pact

India is under increasing pressure to complete negotiations & decide on whether it will be part of what could become world’s largest trading bloc.
Philippines, March 05 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines on November 13, 2017.

How a dispute over American chicken legs pushed India-US trade ties downhill

The story of decade-long dispute over American poultry that triggered problems in India-US trade ties – one which both countries are still trying to fix.
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Asia must protect its wealth to survive the next financial crisis

Asia needs to accelerate development of capital markets, create world-class financial institutions and improve confidence in the security of savings.
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Modi govt to review China-led Asia trade pact amid worrying economic consequences for India

Different ministries fear influx of excessive Chinese imports & the limited possibility of free movement of skilled tech workers from India.
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Why is Modi govt imposing tariff barriers when India has gained so much from free trade?

Perhaps, it is time India starts acting like a major power and does more than just paying lip service to free trade.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana on 30 October 2017

Sri Lanka will ‘redouble’ its efforts on China, India free trade deals

Sri Lanka is gearing toward welcoming investments from China and India, but negotiating deals won’t be easy. Trade pact with India as part of the island nation’s strategy of becoming an Indian Ocean hub for investors and multinationals

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.