Showman: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP

China, Gandhi or RSS? The real reason India snubbed RCEP trade pact

  • Showman Modi invoked Gandhi as he pulled out of ‘the world’s largest trade deal’
  • Did he forget to mention protectionist Hindu nationalists and the gaping trade imbalance with China?
Topic |   Trade

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Showman: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.