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Time Justin Trudeau reset India ties

2020-03-18T09:51:21+00:00October 25th, 2019|North America Edition – 25th October 2019|

Editorial ‘India Global Business’ analyses the opportunities Justin Trudeau’s win opens up for a reset of India-Canada relations. The question many foreign policy experts in New Delhi are pondering is: Will Justine Trudeau tie up with Jagmeet Singh’s NDP to form his new government? And if he does, how will this impact Indo-Canadian ties, given Singh’s open support for Sikh separatists? A sober and sane analysis of the bilateral relationship, however, shows that areas of convergence in areas of trade, [...]

India-Canada: A missed opportunity

2018-05-18T13:02:20+00:00March 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Country Focus, Global Edition- March 2018, Year|

The recent India visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to hit the right note for India- Canada investment potential. For two economies as culturally interlinked as India and Canada, the intensity in trade ties have always flattered to deceive. In 2017, bilateral trade between the two nations stood at $8.4 billion with India having a trade deficit of approximately $2 billion. Trade has grown since 2010, when it was just $3.21 billion, but it still does not reflect [...]

Trudeau’s domestic political compulsions holding back India-Canada ties

2018-05-18T13:02:22+00:00February 23rd, 2018|2017/2018, Last Word, UK Edition - March 2018, Year|

Like the under-performing India-UK relationship, bilateral ties between India and Canada present another conundrum. To call the India-Canada relationship underwhelming would be, well, an understatement. Bilateral trade between two of the world’s largest economies – India is the world’s sixth-largest and Canada the tenth-largest – with a combined GDP of about $4 trillion is a paltry $8.3 billion, according to figures from Statistics Canada. That’s a minuscule 0.2 per cent of all goods and services produced in these two countries. [...]