Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: RCEP

India ‘won’t review’ decision not to join RCEP as members prepare to sign pact by 2020-end

India has decided it won’t join any trade deal that has China as a member. But RCEP member nations are likely to sign deal despite Beijing’s belligerence.

India, China should exercise restraint, not complicate situation amid Covid: Vietnam envoy

In an interview to ThePrint, envoy Pham Sanh Chau said Vietnam will facilitate India's entry into RCEP at a later stage, ‘which is at the most comfortable time for India’.

India working to restrict Chinese goods, investments since before Galwan, Covid: Officials

Modi govt has been working on a multi-pronged strategy since walking out of RCEP last year. LAC incident has only pushed the process, says top official.

India, Australia on same page on strengthening WHO, Indo-Pacific plans key: Envoy O’Farrell

In an interview, the Australian High Commissioner-designate to India said RCEP doors are still open for New Delhi.

Modi reviving NAM won’t be enough in post-Covid world. India must reconsider joining RCEP

There is no doubt that once the world has conquered the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a tectonic shift in the global balance of power. India cannot be a lone crusader.

India plans to resume trade dialogue with China once Covid situation stabilises: Envoy Misri

Speaking to ThePrint, Ambassador Vikram Misri said India also expects China to respond to its RCEP concerns once the bilateral discussions resume.

There is an asymmetry at the heart of India’s complex engagement with the world

India is in the vortex of the multiple transitions the world is going through. We have entered a new decade of its own mix of promise and peril.

Modi govt keen on trade pact with Australia as RCEP takes backseat

New Delhi wants to resume negotiations on the long-pending Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement with Australia, talks for which stalled in 2015. 

Sitharaman should first let people know what state of economy is: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

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.

India’s polarised politics is a bigger national security threat than Pakistan, China

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.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.