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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.

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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