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To bypass China, India should try a 'costless trick'

The time has come for New Delhi to strengthen itself by focusing on trade with its South Asian neighbours and to diversify its commerce beyond China.

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India's trade with China is already down by 15 per cent since the 2018 financial year, and it could take a further blow as India mulls extra tariffs and anti-dumping duties on Chinese imports.

INDIA'S economic policy elite has been oscillating in its recommendations of doing business with China, from denying Chinese companies the big-ticket contracts to avoiding a trade boycott, which would hurt India more. There is a third option that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be well...

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