Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit the Vaan Irai Kal, or Krishna's Butterball, in Mamallapuram on October 11. Photo: PTI
Patrick Mendis
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Mendis and Joey Wang

Why India and China need to stay friends: it’s all about the economy

  • New Delhi wants to cut its trade deficit with China, gain access to its markets and lure manufacturers to set up in India
  • Beijing, meanwhile, wants India to join the RCEP free-trade agreement and use Huawei’s 5G technology, while being mindful of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor tensions
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit the Vaan Irai Kal, or Krishna's Butterball, in Mamallapuram on October 11. Photo: PTI
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