Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chapra, Bihar state. His ‘self-reliant’ India plan appears to be stumbling. Photo: AFP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chapra, Bihar state. His ‘self-reliant’ India plan appears to be stumbling. Photo: AFP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chapra, Bihar state. His ‘self-reliant’ India plan appears to be stumbling. Photo: AFP
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As Chinese imports boom, what happened to Modi’s ‘self-reliant’ India?

  • China not only remains India’s biggest source of imports, its share of the total actually increased in the six months to September, government data shows
  • Indian traders and manufacturers are struggling to end their reliance on Chinese goods partly thanks to a lack of high quality, locally made alternatives

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chapra, Bihar state. His ‘self-reliant’ India plan appears to be stumbling. Photo: AFP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chapra, Bihar state. His ‘self-reliant’ India plan appears to be stumbling. Photo: AFP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chapra, Bihar state. His ‘self-reliant’ India plan appears to be stumbling. Photo: AFP
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