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New Delhi wants to resume negotiations on the long-pending Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement with Australia, talks for which stalled in 2015.
At ThePrint's Off The Cuff, economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia said India not on track to either achieve $5-tn economy by 2024, or double farmer incomes by 2022.
The most pressing threat to India’s standing in the world comes not from China’s expansionism or roguish activity of Pakistan but from polarised Indian politics.
The combination of economic slowdown and Modi government’s recent policies is likely to worsen India’s foreign relations in the coming years.
Commerce minister Piyush Goyal said the govt is going to review the free trade agreements between India and ASEAN countries signed by previous govts to address trade imbalances.
Announcement made at ASEAN Economic Integration Forum in Bangkok. India decided against joining Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership nearly a month ago.
Both countries failed to make headway mainly on a breakthrough in the civil nuclear deal, acquisition of Amphibious aircraft and progress in the bullet train project.
'Japan will continue to try to persuade India to join,' said Hideki Makihara, Japan's Deputy Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry about the regional trade pact.
For decades, India has remained among the most protectionist of the developing economies, despite adopting liberalisation policies nearly 30 years ago.
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