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Quad Summit 2022: India likely to take a cautious stance on IPEF

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left to attend the second in-person Quad summit

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India strongly resists putting labour standards in any of the free trade agreements it signs.

Asit Ranjan Mishra New Delhi
India may take a cautious stance on the proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), details of which will be unveiled by US President Joe Biden at the Quad leaders’ summit in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left to attend the second in-person Quad summit, along with his counterparts from the US, Japan and Australia. Quad is believed to be a forum to strategically counter China’s economic and military rise. After the Trump administration decided to exit the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, the Biden administration seeks to engage with the Indo-Pacific countries through a fresh economic approach.

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First Published: May 23 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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