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Can the India-China border skirmishes spur Indian economic growth?

A state of "no war and no peace" may help generate economic growth. Throughout history, preparations for war have spurred technological invention.

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As war clouds loom over the Sino- Indian border, there are rising calls to boycott Chinese products. The Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps on June 29, such as TikTok and WeChat, declaring that "they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order".

THE hand-to-hand combat between Indian and Chinese border troops, which is unlikely to escalate into a limited border war, has been bad for regional harmony. But it has had no impact on companies and consumers of both countries that have benefited right through their skirmishes.

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