Labourers wearing protective face masks wait for transport to work in Hyderabad, India. Photo: AP
Labourers wearing protective face masks wait for transport to work in Hyderabad, India. Photo: AP

Will ‘self-reliant’ India’s second wave of Covid-19 force a rethink on China ties?

  • Narendra Modi’s US$265 billion economic drive was supposed to boost the pandemic battered economy and gained urgency in the wake of military clashes at the border with China
  • But traditional industries such as garment manufacturing have taken a hit, and with unemployment rising and greater economic woes expected, some experts question if it is time to reconsider

Labourers wearing protective face masks wait for transport to work in Hyderabad, India. Photo: AP
Labourers wearing protective face masks wait for transport to work in Hyderabad, India. Photo: AP
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