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Don’t let border tensions hamper trade: UN & World Bank economists to India, Pakistan

India's decision to withdraw the MFN status from Pakistan would boost informal trade, that is, smuggling & corruption, UN & World Bank experts said.
Wagah border

India-Pakistan trade war expected to push smuggling & business through Dubai

India’s withdrawal of MFN status and hike in import duties could increase smuggling & informal trade through Dubai may also jump.

India’s withdrawal of MFN status for Pakistan has more to do with diplomacy than trade

India withdrew the MFN status from Pakistan a day after the Pulwama attack in which at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

‘Self drawn lines’ of terror and a prodigal father’s push for Narendra Modi

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China stand on Masood Azhar risks undoing post-Doklam reconciliation with India

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On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
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India’s fuel demand from cars to factories is beginning to bounce back

Provisional fuel sales in June climbed within 88% of 2019 levels from less than half in April in the midst of the world’s biggest lockdown, oil ministry said.

Defence

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India keeps tight watch on Pakistan as ceasefire violations rise at LoC amid China standoff

According to govt figures, April, May and June (as of 25th) have seen 387, 382 and 302 ceasefire violations, respectively — a three-fold rise since 2018.
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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.