Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for self-reliance from China. Photo: AFP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for self-reliance from China. Photo: AFP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for self-reliance from China. Photo: AFP

As trade with China grows despite tensions, Modi’s ‘self-reliant India’ dream fades

  • Despite military tensions, a pandemic and calls for a boycott of Chinese goods, two-way trade has grown by over five per cent, with China leapfrogging the US as India’s largest trade partner
  • That puts a question mark over Narendra Modi’s campaign for self-reliance in manufacturing, with some experts warning it’s a ‘fallacy’ to believe China’s role can be easily replaced

Topic |   China-India relations
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for self-reliance from China. Photo: AFP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for self-reliance from China. Photo: AFP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for self-reliance from China. Photo: AFP
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