As trade with China grows despite tensions, Modi’s ‘self-reliant India’ dream fades

Calls in New Delhi to boycott Chinese imports, a campaign to boost India’s self-reliance in manufacturing, a global pandemic and tensions along a disputed border.With all this going on, you might expect trade between India and China to have taken a hit. But you’d be wrong.Reversing a trend in which trade between the two countries has shrunk every year since 2017, the latest figures from the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry show two-way trade grew in the financial year 2020-2021 by more…

As trade with China grows despite tensions, Modi’s ‘self-reliant India’ dream fades
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