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India wins US support for food scheme, ends WTO blockade

It will lift a veto on a global agreement to streamline customs rules that will add 21m jobs worldwide

Washington, which was the principal opponent of India's food scheme on the grounds that it distorted trade, hailed Thursday's deal.

New Delhi

INDIA won US support for a massive domestic food stockpiling scheme on Thursday, rescuing the biggest global trade deal in two decades and giving new Prime Minister Narendra Modi a victory without major concessions.

Under the pact with Washington, India will lift a veto...