People walk through a shopping centre in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai on December 18. India is in economic recession after two successive quarterly GDP contractions. Photo: AFP People walk through a shopping centre in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai on December 18. India is in economic recession after two successive quarterly GDP contractions. Photo: AFP
People walk through a shopping centre in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai on December 18. India is in economic recession after two successive quarterly GDP contractions. Photo: AFP
Amitendu Palit
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Amitendu Palit

Weak growth, resistance to reform and scepticism about trade threaten India’s Covid-19 economic recovery

  • India’s call for economic self-reliance must go beyond nationalism in disguise. The push to go local appears a simplistic strategy for import substitution that is inconsistent with an outward-oriented trade policy

People walk through a shopping centre in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai on December 18. India is in economic recession after two successive quarterly GDP contractions. Photo: AFP People walk through a shopping centre in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai on December 18. India is in economic recession after two successive quarterly GDP contractions. Photo: AFP
People walk through a shopping centre in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai on December 18. India is in economic recession after two successive quarterly GDP contractions. Photo: AFP
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Amitendu Palit

Amitendu Palit

Amitendu Palit is senior research fellow and research lead (trade and economics) at the Institute of South Asian Studies in the National University of Singapore.